This soup takes some effort, but it tastes amazing! I followed the recipe exactly, which is key here. You have to use a blender for the parsnips. I tried a hand blender and splattered myself. The soup is creamy and sweet like a carrot and potato leek soup. Then I made the big mistake of adding the balsamic syrup and it was ruined. It's way too sour. I'll make again when I have time to peel and chop lots of veg.