Classic Consommes

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Consommés can be made from beef, veal, chicken, fish, or game. In classic French cooking, the name of the consommé changes depending on the garnish served with it. In the classic repertoire there are hundreds of different garnish combinations and, therefore, soup names. For example: Consommé Bretonne is garnished with julienne of leek, celery, onion, and mushroom and shredded chervil. Consommé Solange is garnished with pearl barley, squares of lettuce, and chicken julienne. Consommé Rossini is thickened with tapioca, flavored with truffle essence, and garnished with profiteroles stuffed with foie gras and chopped truffles.

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