Kansas Hazelnut Soup?

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quijote
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Kansas Hazelnut Soup? - Sun, 11/8/09 11:04 AM
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Has anyone heard about this or seen it in restaurants?  There's a recipe for it in a book I bought called American Food: The Gastronomic Story by Evan Jones (Vintage, 1981), but the only other reference to it I've seen has been the book's recipe at this link:
 
http://www.mychefsfavorites.com/recipes/kansas/index.html
 
I don't know if this soup is a bona fide regional specialty from Kansas, or if it's a "made up" specialty.

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Re:Kansas Hazelnut Soup? - Mon, 11/9/09 10:10 AM
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I've lived in Kansas for the past 23 years, and I've never heard of this or seen it in a restaurant here.  I'l say "made up".

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Re:Kansas Hazelnut Soup? - Mon, 11/9/09 10:04 PM
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Thanks--That's what I suspected, but wanted verification from the Sunflower State itself. This book seems to have a lot of bogus recipes.

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Re:Kansas Hazelnut Soup? - Tue, 11/10/09 6:33 AM
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Kind of hard to believe that it is a Kansas tradition when most hazelnuts grown in this country come from Oregon with a few from Washington state.  That would be a little like saying that wild rice dishes are a Georgia tradition.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelnut
 
The recipe looks pretty good. Kind of like the cream of peanut soups I've heard of...