| So, guests are coming over but you
haven't a clue what to prepare for lunch. Look no further because
De Geuzen's got the answer. Try our simply delicious Situationist
Soup. It's easy to prepare, hearty for the body and guaranteed to
enlighten the mind.
In general, a good Situationist Soup is characterized by the variety
of vegetables it contains. In a sense, it's a great moment to use
leftovers, vegetables in season and fresh herbs from your windowsill,
balcony or garden....
2 medium onions (one purple one white), finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 head of broccoli
6 medium sized potatoes
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
4 stalks celery
( Actually, whatever veggies you have in the fridge will do)
3 liters vegetable stock (can be homemade or simply from boullion
two cans of tomatoes
2 bay leaves
a few sprigs of fresh oregano
a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
coarse sea salt
extra virgin olive oil
freshly grated parmesan
Heat broth in a medium-sized saucepan and allow to simmer.
Meanwhile wash vegetables and cut them accordingly.
In a large thick-based saucepan heat olive oil (enough to sufficiently
coat the bottom) and gently sauté onions and garlic making
sure that neither brown. (They should be sautéed until translucent
and soft, just enough to liberate their aroma.)
Add carrots, celery, peppers, broccoli, potatoes and courgettes.
Then pour in vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a full boil.
Next add two cans of tomatoes, fresh rosemary, bay leaves and oregano.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Now let the soup simmer for 40 minutes until all vegetables are done.
Add in vermicelli pasta while continuously stirring to avoid sticking.
And then let cook for another 10 minutes or until the vermicelli is
Serve in warmed soup bowls and garnish with grated parmesan, a drizzle
of olive oil, and freshly ground pepper.
Before the first spoon is raised, ask your guests to spot the Situationist
quotes. Every bowl is guaranteed to deliver a different set of slogans.
Finally, eat as much as you desire, digest what is necessary and excrete
what is not!