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Tom Kha Soup

Duration: 04:26

It's a melancholic day and there's no getting away from it. The only option is to feed this melodramatic emotion with dishes that could cheer up Eeyore. Starting with bubble and squeak cakes served with red onion gravy and a languid fried egg, the joyous indulgence begins.

Next, Sophie locks herself away in the shed at the end of the garden and, while reading hopeless poetry, she treats herself to the perfect chocolate sauce poured over ice cream. But her soul craves the curative power of chicken soup and this brings her back to the kitchen for her own luxurious version and a soothing cardamom rice pudding with spiced plums.

After this indulgent menu, it's time to get outside and engage with the world again. Sophie recommends food shopping for the liveliest colours and flavours that can be found, after which she returns to create a spicy tom kha soup, which awakens the senses and inspires her to open the curtains and let the sunshine back in.

Available since: Mon 19 Apr 2010

Credits

Presenter
Sophie Dahl
Director
Martha Delap
Writer
Sophie Dahl

This clip is from

The Delicious Miss Dahl Melancholy

4/6 It's a melancholic day so Sophie creates dishes that could cheer up Eeyore.

First broadcast: 13 Apr 2010

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