Mushroom Brie Soup ~ The Modernized Dietrich

Mushroom Brie Soup ~ The Modernized Dietrich


  • 16 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 8 oz brie cheese, cubed, rind removed
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2/3 c dry white wine
  • 4 c chicken/vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
  • Butter/oil

Sauté mushrooms, garlic and shallot in butter/oil, until fragrant. Set aside.
In large saucepan, sauté onion in butter/oil until translucent- 5 minutes or so
Add wine and simmer about 5 minutes
Stir in broth, brie, and spices.
Stir in sautéed mushrooms.
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes- do not boil.

The Sixpence at Her Feet

They say that Marlene Dietrich’s favorite meal was hot dogs and champagne.

Sister Madly saw this as a challenge.

It happened some years ago, when all that Sister Madly really knew about the elite was what classic Hollywood had glamorized. Apparently, this required pairing junk food with fancy spirits which, in Sister Madly’s mind, was limited to brandy, scotch, port and bourbon. What can you expect from a wide-eyed little ingénue who grew up in a place where the state flower is the highway cone?

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Well, Madame Dietrich: challenge accepted.

Hot dogs and champagne, you say?

Well, Sister Madly can deal you one better:


And French Fries.

The Modernized Dietrich.

And the bartender didn’t even bat an eye.

While no one has ever paired Port with French Fries in the golden years of Hollywood, Sister Madly just assumed that was an oversight on their part. She may never achieve the…

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