10people as a sumptuous soup course.
By Irene Kuo
This is a truly “big affair” for a banquet—a very delicate soup with a very impressive bearing. It is not at all complicated, but it does take a good deal of time. You can do all the preparations except cutting the melon a day in advance, however.
Select a well-formed oblong-shaped winter melon with a small stem on top. Scrub it clean under cold running water to remove any dirt and the white film. Using a sharp knife, cut off a lid about