I've written before about the memories and emotions that food can evoke for us. Last week, I wrote an article (published here and in the Broad Ripple Gazette) that included my recipe for potato soup. I thought I'd share a letter I received and some fun old images of Weiss's Deli in Indianapolis:
About a year ago we shared some family recipes for Persimmon Pudding after you published one in the BR Gazette.
Recently, you published a recipe for Potato soup which we tried and found it excellent.
Many years ago there was a Deli in downtown Indy on E. Market Street, the first block off the Circle on the south side of the street, Weiss’s Deli. Frequented by legislators and Federal and local judges from the courthouses, it was a popular spot. It closed about 50 years ago. They had, by far, the best potato soup, but available on only certain days.
Your recipe is the closest to that one that we have tasted.
Thank you for sharing.
Rod & Diane Pickett
I'm pleased as punch that any recipe of mine is well-received, especially when it brings fond memories. Thanks, Rod & Diane
for telling me about Weiss's.
Elizabeth Morse cooks professionally, is an Advanced Master Gardener and lover of all things local.