Top Chef Boston Week 9- Spicy Carrot Soup with Barley and Mushrooms

It is week 9 on Top Chef Boston, and it was exciting to see a creative challenge posed to the contestants. Each chef was given a different famous local author and asked to create a dish that was inspired by a piece of the artist’s work. Surprisingly, this led to both a number of visually inspiring dishes, and vegetable heavy food. With Christmas right around the corner, I was happy to take on a dish that was high in veggies and low on butter for this week’s challenge. Mei ended up winning with roasted vegetables, that were enhanced by “onion soil” and a Thai coconut “snow,” but I felt more drawn to Doug’s flavorful carrot soup.  Continue reading Top Chef Boston Week 9- Spicy Carrot Soup with Barley and Mushrooms