I adopted this recipe after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. My original review comments stated, "I had a nice butternut squash in my pantry that begged to be made into this soup. It was heavenly. Even my hubby, who really likes "manly" foods had 2 bowls of this soup. LOL Roasting the veggies brings out their best essence. The flavors meld perfectly and provide a rich and substantial soup. I did use a bit more onion, and didn't add the creme fraiche when serving. Still, this soup was tops. It is essential to a good fall menu." Source: "The New England Cookbook"