National Vichyssoise Day with a Thanksgiving Twist

Today is National Vichyssoise Day. While Vichyssoise is French-inspired and named in honor of Vishy, France, it was actually created in New York City. Chef Louis Diat introduced the world to his dish, Crème Vichyssoise Glacèe, at the Ritz-Carlton in 1917. Although his soup was served cold, it was inspired by a traditional French soup of potatoes and leeks that he prepared with his grandmother in his birth town of Bourbon-Lanchambauld, near Vichy.

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