I would say this soup is a once a year type indulgence- if you are on a diet, turn away now. That is how powerful this soup is, even reading the ingredients will make a dieter faint. I made this after reading "The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine", by the French Culinary Institute. I went into the grocery story with a very limited knowledge of the fundmantels and a strong desire to make a potato soup that would clog my aerteries but good! I think I found it! Please consider the constitution of people you serve this to! It is not to be fed to the weak. With great soup comes great responsibility. This is not a quick soup or one of the full day-long beauties. It is in-between but it is just what you want when you feel a need to 'splurge.' I reserve the use of this soup for Super Bowl Sundays. And yes, the pun is defintely intended.