Regular readers will know that I am very partial to Gazpacho - a delicious cold soup, to be enjoyed in hot weather.
Here is how Wikipedia describes it:
Today I made what I call "faux-cho".
I had about 3/4 of a litre of store-bought "Bloody Mary Mix".
(I bought it earlier in the year when my English friend Muriel Q, and our Anglophile friends Jack and Donna C. came to my home for a lunch which featured "kippers". I figured that these friends might enjoy a pre-lunch "Bloody Mary", which they did, and I did not. Hence I had a surplus of "Bloody Mary Mix").
"Waste not - want not" indeed, but "Bloody Mary Mix" on its own is hardly refreshing.
So I took the bloody mary mix I had, and added:
1. (Store bought and in a plastic container) chopped peppers (of various hues),
2. Two large peeled and cut up tomatoes,
3. Some stale French (baguette) bread, which I had grated.
I did not add any seasoning 'cause the Bloody Mary Mix itself is well seasoned.
In Spain or Portugal this would qualify as "faux gazpacho".
In my home I call it "Faux Cho". Damn, it's good!