Vary the garnishes to suit the season for the first course soup from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook. Try blue cheese, Parmesan or a good Cheddar, you'll love the croutons(and the soup)!
These become tender and soft in the oven, and are finished off under the broiler to crip them up! Adapted from Cooking Pleasures magazine. Potatoes and leeks were used throughout Europe and are considered Irish, Russian and Southern USA foods.