mushroom soup must be one of the easiest things to make. using very minimal ingredients, this can be ready in about 15 mins. adding on to the fact that the hand blender makes my job a whole lot easier, whats not to like? today i made it using a mixture of fresh shiitake, white buttons & waitrose's dried porcini. porcini is really quite expensive but the aroma is unsurpassed! i then drizzled with a generous amount of $16-a-55ml-precious-bottle of truffle oil and storebought croutons, and that was lunch.