This soup is comfort in a bowl. I love serving it with chunks of buttered rustic bread as an easy supper. Thick, creamy and fragrant, with the deliciously salty crunch of bacon, this unusual leek, potato and fennel soup is equally at home at an everyday dinner or at an elegant dinner party.
I added fennel to give this classic leek and potato soup a little twist. It adds a sweet anise flavor that really lifts the soup and makes it different from the usual. I add bacon to give an extra level of complexity. All the sweet, salty textures work perfectly with each other.
Michelle Peters-Jones is a writer for TheKitchn.com; firstname.lastname@example.org