We all have colds, so this soup was the perfect thing for dinner tonight. The only modification I made was to roast the cauliflower before starting. I love the flavor of roasted cauliflower, and I figured it would deepen the flavor of the soup. And, big surprise, I was right.
Everyone except Nora gobbled it up, but she's been more or less boycotting dinner ever since she stopped napping. Actually, boycott has a sort of "silent protest" connotation, so that's not the right word. More accurately, she's been staging violent, screaming mutiny when asked to behave like a civilized human being anytime after 4 p.m. So she didn't eat it so much as fling it around the room while her head spun and she spoke in tongues.
Also, don't let the truffle oil scare you off. If you don't happen to have any in your pantry (what kind of barbarian are you?), you'll be fine without it.