Pablo Picasso’s Herb Soup

Try this secret recipe created by the famous abstract painter Pablo Picasso at home! Enjoy the soup and start painting.



2 bunches radishes

2 handfuls chervil

1 bunch sorrel

2 cloves garlic

2 soupspoons olive oil

1 egg yolk

6 slices toast (optional)

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Remove the green from the radishes and wash them with the chervil and sorrel leaves, draining off the liquid. Put the radishes aside to serve them with salt later. After having reserved 20 chervil stalks, chop finely all the greens. Peel the garlic cloves.

Heat the oil over very slow heat in a  stewing pan to reduce the garlic cloves, and then the greens, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add 2.5 litres of water, salt and pepper. Let it simmer uncovered for 35 minutes. Taste the soup, season if necessary, and pour in a mixer, then put it through a sieve.

In the soup tureen, beat the egg yolk and pour over it the soup, still beating. Scatter the chervil over it, and serve with the toast.


–from “The Modern Art Cookbook

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