Crème Lady Astor

A recipe from a dinner at the Swedish embassy
in London in 1943 found in “Kunglig Spis” (Royal Stove)
published in 1982
creme lady astor_page

Håkan Håkanson_imgHåkan Håkansson writes: “Crème Lady Astor is an exclusive variant of green pea purée. The soup was named a memorable evening at the Swedish Embassy in London in 1943. The dish is named after viscountess Nanny Witcher Astor who during the war was the first female member of the English House of Commons. Lady Astor was very good friends with Sweden’s Minister in London, Björn Prytz, and at a dinner at the Swedish Embassy, she became so fond of this soup that she wanted the recipe. Then Minister Prytz said that we might as well call the soup Lady Astor”

000_recipe_eng_flagg Recipe in English  000_recipe_sve_flagg Recept på svenska

Recipe posted at:

9 thoughts on “Crème Lady Astor

  1. Sue says:

    Love the title of this soup! I’m going to start naming my soup after people too. It does look very tasty I must say! Thank you for bringing to the party this week Ted.


  2. Sue says:

    Oh and hey, Ted, just wanted to let you know that when you linked up to the FF you may have clicked the wrong photo . . . go to Novice Gardener and take a look . . . when you see “Ted” you see a photo of a frittata instead of soup. Perhaps Angie made the mistake, I will let her know too.

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  3. Cydnee Knoth says:

    I love old recipes, especially ones with history. This soup sounds awesome. Thank you for joining us in the celebration of #purebloglove. We love having you every Thursday night at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee


  4. Heidy L. McCallum says:

    Thanks for joining us last Thursday on #PureBlogLove, recipe being pinned on our board-thanks again


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