Chowhound Features: "Squash Appetites with this Better Butternut Soup"
Butternut squash soup: it’s the original pumpkin spice before we pumpkin-spiced everything, a fall soup at its simplest, humble and elegant. Everyone has their own way of making it and that's the beauty of cooking: all roads lead to Rome. But here's my straightforward, no-nonsense take on this classic. There are no fancy maneuvers here, just roast, cool, blend and that’s it. For texture, I add beet and fennel chips. You can bake the chips, by all means, but I prefer to fry them for that added crispiness. I love to use the candy cane beets now in season, since their cheerful, colorful, and graphic pattern contrast brightly with the warm, golden hue of the butternut squash.
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