I made this tonight. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except that I never really have homemade chicken stock around like a good little home cook. I used Trader Joe’s chicken broth concentrate instead. I’m also entirely incapable of opening wine by myself, so I basically spent like an hour on my chef-y mise en place until Chris got home to open the wine. And there’s a lot of prep work, though once it’s done the recipe is easy.
My advice? Do your prep work in advance (fill your bowls with diced vegetables… don’t most of you have dishwashers anyway?), and definitely don’t skip the ketchup, marjoram, or red wine vinegar garnish.
I have to say, this was pretty fantastic. Chris said it would “take a lot” to impress him with a soup… and he excitedly had seconds. In addition, the ingredients were pretty inexpensive, and we definitely have at least one more dinner left. It filled my entire stock pot.