This week on French Fridays with Dorie was provencal vegetable soup. I didn't mind having soup in the summer because it was filled with so many fresh vegetables.
Dorie says this classic dish is from the south of France. It is a soup but is almost like a stew since it is packed with so many fresh vegetables. I served this with french bread and it was a satisfying meal for me. My husband preferred another soup I make that includes chicken meatballs. So much for the vegetarian meal. The basil pesto and Parmesan cheese were the finishing touches to this dish, don't skip them. I would make this again and I think it would also make a great starter to meal.
There is always room for dessert in our house. I made Dorie's The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart from Baking From My Home to Yours. The Sweet Tart Dough makes a wonderful crust, perfect every time. The filling is a little too rich for my taste, I can't get past how much butter is in the recipe.
These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. You can see how other members of this group did here