Soup is synonymous with winter. It is the culinary embodiment of dark, wintry nights spent indoors curled up with a good book in front of the fire. It is the ultimate comfort food, especially when served with warm crusty bread spread generously with salted butter.
I made this soup using bright orange pumpkin, a variety I had never seen before here in New Zealand. As you can see from the photos it resulted in a bright orange soup with a flavour so intense it was hailed the best soup my willing testers had ever tried!
Once you have mastered this recipe, try adding coconut cream and red curry paste to this soup for an Asian inspired version.