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 Think green gazpacho, chlodnik (Polish beet soup), cucumber yogurt (the beach is your spa), chilled corn chowder, or vichyssoise. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 20 July 2021 The starchy potatoes melt down into something almost cream-like, making the dish taste like a more exciting take on vichyssoise. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 Instead, Beard served vichyssoise and stuffed tomatoes. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2020 And of course, vichyssoise, created by the French, is a cold potato and leek soup. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 2020 Sample appetizers include crab avocado mousse and butternut squash vichyssoise. Leeanne Griffin,, 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, 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, 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, 14 June 2019

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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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25 Jul 2021

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“Vichyssoise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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