A friend of mine recently returned from trip abroad, and throughout his travels he said his favorite meal was had in Vienna, and it was a bowl of white bean soup!
He is kind of a weird eater, and he had never had white beans before - ever - and he really thought this was a pretty *exotic* and exciting thing to have - he was very proud to tell me he tried it...and that he LOVED it!
I would love to recreate it for him.
I saw a picture of it, and it was a hearty looking soup, not pureed, and it looked like it had tomato or was tomato based. (it was reddish)
I have been browsing recipes., and can figure out a basic soup, but I am wondering if there might be any herbs or something i might add to make it taste more authentically *Austrian*
Paprika, parsley, dill, perhaps??
I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas for me here.
Who knows - it could have served from an American restaurant, so who knows, but any good ideas would be welcome!