One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A soup made with potatoes, leeks, and cream and typically served chilled.
- ‘At €4.95 the chilled vichyssoise with oyster and basil was not only good value but a welcome tease with an old classic.’
- ‘The water was like warm vichyssoise; thick with rich nutrients - and stinging nematocysts.’
- ‘Pour the vichyssoise into bowls and sprinkle with chopped chives.’
- ‘In tub two, serve up three favorite cold soups, such as gazpacho, vichyssoise, and iced tomato.’
- ‘And she is saddled with a French accent so thick she sounds like she's swallowing vichyssoise every time she talks.’
- ‘After Helga's spiced up vichyssoise, Selina serves big portions of perfectly rare beef with peppery salad and home-made horseradish.’
- ‘The least elegant was the vichyssoise, which had the bland, somewhat gummy consistency of whipped avocados.’
- ‘Indeed, it is so well established that it is occasionally used as a generic term, e.g. in ‘a vichyssoise of parsnip and runner beans’.’
- ‘Your misinterpretation of vichyssoise ruined my Bar Mitzvah!’
- ‘Pour a serving of vichyssoise into a shooter.’
French (feminine) ‘of Vichy’ (see Vichy).
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