this is just a little thing i wanted to mention, but the sweet pea soup at the cafe in bergdorf goodman men is really quite wonderful. it's such a lovely change from regular pea soup. instead of being made with rehydrated dried peas, it's made from fresh sweet peas out of the pod, so tastes zingy and fresh. it's also bright green, like a fresh pesto sauce, and only costs a few dollars. let me know if you check it out.