Celery and Lovage Soup

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Appears in
Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Lovage is a perennial herb with a pronounced celery flavour. Use it sparingly to enhance the flavour of soups, stews and stocks.


  • 45 g butter
  • 140 g chopped potatoes
  • 110 g


Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes, onions, celery and lovage; toss in the butter until evenly coated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover with a paper lid (to keep in the steam) and the saucepan lid and sweat over a gentle heat for around 10 minutes. Add the stock and simmer until the vegetables are soft but not cooked, approximately 10–