Hull House’s cream of mushroom soup recipe.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 head garlic, minced

1 pound scapes, chopped

2 yellow onions, small dice

10 pound mix of Crimini, Button, Shitake, and Oyster mushrooms, chopped

3 quarts of Vegetable Broth

1 quart Heavy Cream

Salt and Pepper

1 bunch of Fresh Herbs, chopped

1. Add 2 Tbsps of Olive Oil In a heavy saute pan on medium heat, Add garlic, scapes, and onions. Cook until Translucent.

2. Add chopped mushrooms and saute until tender. Remove from heat.

3. Blend Mushroom mixture in a Food Processor, keeping it it chunky and larger pieces of mushroom.

4. Pour mixture to large stockpot, add Vegetable stock and bring to a simmer.

5. Cook until mushrooms they are completely cooked. When cooked, add cream, salt and pepper to season. Bring mixture up to barely a simmer, be careful!! The cream can break if heated to a boil.

6. Add herbs to finish and serve!

Lisa says the amounts are for a really large amount of soup, so you probably want to cut them down proportionately.

Follow the link above (on “Cream of Mushroom Soup”) to find more recipes from the Hull House kitchen.


One response to “Hull House’s cream of mushroom soup recipe.

  1. Howard Mestas

    When talking privately to Hull House worker Robyn Schroeder she mentioned that their former executive chef Sam Kass was Barack Obama’s personal chef when the President was Illinois Senator. Kass was instrumental in creating the organic garden for the site in an effort to reinvent the soup kitchen without empty calories. As we all know, Kass followed Obama to the White House and since then has worked with Michelle Obama in creating an 1,100 square foot garden featuring 55 kinds of veggies. The foods will be used to feed the first family as well as for state dinners and other official events. What an educational experience for the children and an example for the entire country! I was thrilled the day I saw them break ground for this event since I feel you cannot connect with the real world without experiencing the spiritual connection to the ground from which all life emerges. This was a noble endeavor, and to think it all started at Hull House.
    Robyn also used to work at the Lincoln House at Springfield and mentioned that during a tour of college students, one of them asked, “if Lincoln had ever returned to visit the home after his presidency?” What was bad was that as a National Park’s employee, you must repeat every question, so Robyn was put on an embarrassing spot.

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