Cream Of Broccoli “Bella”


Cream  of  broccoli  and potato, with parmesan and fontina ”

Soup can be so many things.
– Boring. Unimportant. Uninspired   😦
– Good. Great. Warming. Satisfying. Amazing. Unforgettable. Pretty. Flavorful. Addictive. A Treat. Not to be missed   🙂
 “Bella”  means beautiful in Italian, therefore: Bella the soup. Bella the dog  🙂
Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !


” Cream of Broccoli and Potato, with Parmesan and Fontina



Ingredient’s :

Broccoli,  cut into small florettes, blanched
Broccoli stock,  reserved from blanching the broccoli
Potato,   small chopped
Onion,   julienned
Garlic,   paste
Heavy cream,
Parmesan,   finely grated
Fontina,   coarsly grated
Kosher salt,
Cayenne pepper,
Chili flakes,
Butter,   to saute

Method :

Saute onion and garlic in butter until fragrant. Add potatoes, stock and seasoning. Simmer until potatoes are soft. Add broccoli, reserve some for garnish. Bring back to simmer. Remove from heat, add cream and parmesan. With a stick blender, blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning if neccessary. To serve, add a few broccoli florettes, sprinkle with fontina and chili flakes. Share with a loved one. (Bella adores this soup, I guess because of the cheese) 🙂


  1. What a marvelously constructed creation. Delicious is a piddly choice of word to describe it and does it no real justice. Excellent Chef, simply excellent.

    By the way, is that a San Francisco Sourdough Boule I see in the photo’s ?


  2. On Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, they’ll usually rip a plug out of the Boule then toast up the inside with a torch then fill it with Clam Chowder.


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