Do you ever eat something that instantly reverts you back to your childhood? (Unlike a song on the radio, possibly?) Maybe it's the smell, ethnicity of the dish (as the one I'm posting about today), or that my two favorite aunts made it perfectly that brought me back to "that time" faster than a New York minute. This all happened this afternoon when I went out to lunch with a dear friend at a local restaurant in Crofton, Maryland, called "Allison's". The waitress casually mentioned that the soup of the day was, "carrot soup", and thinking it could not possibly be as good as my aunts' version, I initially hesitated in my answer. After talking it over with my lunch companion, we both agreed it sounded wonderful, and quickly ordered two bowls, along with the other special, fried green tomatoes.
Thankfully, the carrot soup was super delicious, and just about as good as I remembered my aunts making it (I think the last time I had their version was my sophomore year in college). Culinary awakenings at its finest. And for good measure, the fried green tomato dish was also excellent.
BSoleille! The bright side of carrot soup, good for the soul!