Creamy Carrot Soup
The fortunate students at the Leelanau School, a boarding high school in Glen Arbor, get to imbibe the fruits of Lynne Brach’s passion for food. As the school’s food service director, Lynne incorporates as many local ingredients as she can into the daily three squares—including fresh vegetables all winter long from the school’s sizable greenhouse. During a special winter term, students can sign up for a cooking class that she oversees—last winter was homemade pasta and Italian sauces. Proof that Lynne has broadened the tastes of the mouths she’s responsible for feeding is in the empty pot after this carrot soup with ginger, curry and coconut milk makes the dinner menu. This favorite recipe of Lynne's comes by way of her good friend and cookbook author, Nancy Allen—whom Lynne often assists at cooking classes in the area.—E.E.
Yields 4 quarts