The classic soup is the embodiment of fall, so there are few better ways to start off a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Make it Fancy: Whip créme fraîche in a small bowl until light and airy, then add a dollop atop each soup.
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An elegant and slightly richer option, Roasted Mushroom Soup is a precursor of flavors to come.
Make it Fancy: Add a few dashes of good sherry vinegar to the soup, then top with very thinly sliced chives.
If you prefer a less traditional route, Pumpkin & Green Curry Soup is the move. The pumpkin keeps you grounded in fall, while the green curry takes to you new and slightly spicier places.
Make it Fancy: Add a swizzle of cashew cream, then top with chopped peanuts and thinly sliced scallions.