vi·​chys·​soise | \ ˌvi-shē-ˈswäz How to pronounce vichyssoise (audio) , ˌvē- \

Definition of vichyssoise

: a soup typically made of pureed leeks or onions and potatoes, cream, and chicken stock and usually served cold

Examples of vichyssoise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And of course, vichyssoise, created by the French, is a cold potato and leek soup. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Chilled soups are an easy way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet," 9 July 2020 Sample appetizers include crab avocado mousse and butternut squash vichyssoise. Leeanne Griffin,, "Geno Auriemma’s Cafe Aura to open in former Cavey’s space on Dec. 10," 5 Dec. 2019 The menu included gougères ($3.50 for twelve), ravioli ($8 for four servings), and vichyssoise ($4 with onions, $6 with leeks, for four servings). Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, "My Life as a Child Chef," 18 Nov. 2019 Stars who lingered for photographers on the red carpet missed out on sweet potato vichyssoise. Beth Harris And Lynn Elber, The Seattle Times, "Off-camera at the Globes with Roberts, Ali, Theron," 7 Jan. 2019 The lamb leg is funky and herbaceous, and the spring leek in vichyssoise is charred and delicate. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Maison Yaki’s Cheeky French-Japanese Fusion," 14 June 2019 Choices include quenelles of pike with lobster sauce, vichyssoise, gnocchi parisienne, rabbit ragout and skate amandine. Phil Vettel,, "Le Bouchon celebrates 25th anniversary with $38 menu," 6 June 2018 Make your vichyssoise when the kitchen’s relatively cool, after sundown or in the morning. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Can you say vichyssoise?," 13 June 2018 The New Yorker notes that vichyssoise, in its heyday, was a soup for the stars. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "A super-easy chilled soup that’s a hot-day lifesaver: Can you say vichyssoise?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of vichyssoise

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vichyssoise

French, from feminine of vichyssois of Vichy, from Vichy, France

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24 Jul 2020

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“Vichyssoise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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