Butternut Squash Velvet

After watching an episode of Jacques Pépin's More Fast Food My Way, I was inspired to make his Butternut Squash Velvet soup. So easy, so simple, highlights the beautiful flavor of butternut squash. Two changes I made - I replaced half the olive oil with bacon fat to give it the smokey flavor without adding the texture of bacon and I didn't add the heavy cream at the end because the soup didn't need it. I highly recommend this recipe. It's perfect for dinner with a simple salad and some bread or as an elegant starter.