My husband and I had dinner the other night (Valentine's Day) at a great little Polish restaurant in L.A. , almost in Eagle Rock. The meal was great, but especially good and quite unexpected was the bowl of delicious tomato soup that came beforehand. I don't usually like tomato soup all that much. Coincidentally, I had just had this not-liking-tomato soup-conversation with my husband a few nights prior. To me it often tastes like pasta sauce or it has too much of that tomatoe-y tang (sort of a sharpness). This was creamy and tomatoe-y without that sharpness. Nothing overly herby either. (Not that I don't like herbs; this particular soup just didn't seem to have that taste in there.) It also had large bow-tie noodles in it. We asked the owner about it and she did say that it included sour cream but she didn't want to share the recipe yet because she was planning on putting out a cookbook with the recipes. I'm thinking it may contain paprika too. In any case, it was delicious and I'm wondering if anyone out there has a recipe for something similar? I'm also hoping that I can use canned tomatoes since tomatoes from the market this time of year are especially awful. Thanks in advance!