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The soup was the colour of the autumnal vegetable garden outside - deepest green. In it was the kale and broccoli. Yet the hue was softened just a bit with the addition of cream and cheese; as mother always said, "Everything tastes better with cheese." It was a motto she cooked by, but maybe that was the west-country farmer's daughter in her. She cooked to the seasons and to the pantry - always generous servings, as if the diners had just walked in from a hard day working on the land. Oliver inhaled the air, stomach rumbling as he watched the soup ladled into dark wooden bowls, his mind already dunking in a hunk of fresh bread.

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Your past has murkier things in it than I dreamed possible. A quality, I might add, that it shares with this soup...I must got and have a word with the kitchen staff one day. I would like to be sure that they are keeping the right bits and throwing the proper bits away.

By angela, August 25, 2012.

Found in Dirk Gently's Hollistic Detective Agency, authored by Douglas Adams.