While on my honeymoon in Munich, I bought “Meine Bayerische Küche” von Alfons Schuhbeck in one of the local bookstores. It is filled with recipes from Bavaria and goes far beyond the “usual” bratwurst, spätzle, schnitzel, sauerkraut dishes so often associated with German cuisine. I have about 4 pounds of carrots sitting in my refrigerator from my CSA box and this recipe was a great way to put a dent in the stash. The soup blends together carrots, onions, apples, and tomatoes with the spices of ginger, curry, garlic, allspice, and cinnamon. The spices complement the flavor of the vegetables and apple without being overwhelming.
Evan has not mastered a spoon yet, so dinner was a bit messy. It was completely worth it. He really enjoyed the new flavors and decided the spoon was too much trouble. I’m glad I put a napkin in his lap, because half the soup ended up there when he started licking the bowl.