Found: Patricia Petrelli of Wallingford wrote, “I have recently enjoyed a visit to the Middlebury Consignment. It was a pleasant adventure in itself. But the high point was discovering the charming cafe on the third floor. They have cooking classes there as well as a lunch spot.
“What a wonderful experience. We chose the soups of the day, a minestrone and a leek and fennel. Both were fabulous, but the one I truly recommend is the leek and fennel. I brought home some to try and duplicate. But I would love to find it in your column one day.
“It is delicious hot or cold. I highly recommend it cold on a hot day. They served it with a biscotti seasoned with rosemary. Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy your column and hope to find this soup recipe gracing your column soon.”
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