Creamy Cucumber Velouté
Veloutes are classic French soups, usually thickened with cream or sometimes egg yolks or butter. At Melisse, in Santa Monica, California, Josiah Citrin serves his cool cucumber version as an amuse-gueule (savory snack) to all his customers before their meal. The soup can also be served as a first course.
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