I worked on this recipe for a year or two. It wasn’t that I wanted to reinvent tomato soup; I just wanted a hearty soup with plenty of flavor. This soup has the flavor to hold up to a good grilled cheese… It’s chunky, but not overly so, and it has cream, but not too much. As with all tomato soups, the humble tomato is the star of the show. So, care must be taken to choose the right variety. I choose canned tomatoes, and I’ll explain my reasoning later. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.