National Gazpacho Day is being celebrated this week, and I don't think that it's a worthy 'holiday'. If I recall correctly, they weren't' great people.

First of all, the Gazpacho was made up of some really "bad hombres", and were known to be directly involved with some horrendous activities in the last century.

To give them their own "day" is, in my opinion, a very bad idea.

Okay, enough with the Emily Litella op/ed: for real, I had never heard of gazpacho until I left Louisiana!

My girlfriend introduced me to gazpacho which is, basically, a "soup" made from raw, blended vegetables, served chilled. The funny thing about me liking gazpacho is that I don't drink tomato juice, but I LOVE gazpacho!

I've tried a few different recipes, had it in a few different restaurants and even in a few different homes, but this recipe, I found, beat all (it's a recipe I found at the NY Times website, of all places!).

To make real gazpacho from scratch takes some work, but it is well worth the effort. Use a good blender, fresh vegetables, and experiment with the recipe until it suits your pallette! (I use 1/2 the amount of onion called for, and it is delicious!)

Does anyone know of a good place to get fresh gazpacho in Lafayette?


Just in case you don't remember who Emily Litella was:

(Youtube/SNL, NYTimes)