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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Post# 225 - Olga's: Stop Making Peasant Soup!! Peasants Are People Too! - 9/5/2011

Dear Olga's,

I've seen it all in my 93 years.  The Great War, the Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Desert Storm, these new wars that I can't even name.  Throw in the Jackson's Victory Tour, and that's a lifetime.  Then, I learn that Olga's serves Peasant Soup.

Listen, I've made all kinds of soups--chicken soup, turkey soup, ham soup, pea soup, vegetable soup, tomato soup, lentil soup, broccoli cheddar soup, tortilla soup, venison soup, bean soup, and even shellfish soup.  I have never, however, served Peasant Soup.  Isn't that cannibalism?

I find this very offensive!!!

What Olga is basically saying is, Peasants aren't people like the rest of us.  Because they have less money than us, we can literally eat them.  I find this morally unacceptable.  I can't fathom ordering this, and yet when I was at Olga's last Wednesday, I saw a mother and her two sons ordering Peasant Soup. They ordered it very calmly, and without care or consideration of peasants everywhere!  It felt like they were ordering chili or minestrone, or any other normal soup.

Look--I love your menu.  Snackers, spinach pie, your three cheese olga--all are outstanding.  I just have an issue with the peasant soup because I don't think it's right.  I don't know how you've justified this with local law enforcement. I don't know how you've justified this with your creator.  I really don't know how you've justified it in your minds, but I think you should knock it off.


My follow-up, sent 9/14/2011:

Dear Olga's,

Over a week ago, I brought a travesty to your attention.  I consider this one of the most disgusting and inhumane acts that I can think of.  I don't know how it's legal.  I don't know how it passes health code.  I don't know how you sleep at night.

Peasant soup.  This tradition must be stopped.  Peasants are people too!  I can't believe that no one has spoken up within the Olga'a rank and file.  It's like one big cult that accepts something terrible without question, and from external appearances, without care.

My Grandson, for his Eagle Scout Project, helped build shelters downtown for the poor, or as you would call them, peasants.  I told him to warn those folks about the Olga Round-Up truck.  How do you lure them?  Snackers?

I can't bear to see this inhumane act anymore.  I may write to my congressman!

Please consider stopping.  Chicken tastes like a lot of things--why not put chicken in the soup?  Instead of peasants.


Subject: Olga's Kitchen feedback
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Thank you for recently contacting Olga’s Kitchen.

I would like to correct your misconception regarding our signature Peasant soup.  The name is indicative of the the style of the soup, as in rustic or provincial, featuring simple but  compelling flavors and ingredients.

We do not nor have we ever used peasants in the soup.

I’m happy to have cleared up your misconception.


Executive Chef
Manager Menu Development
Subject: Re: Olga's Kitchen feedback
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 2:32 PM

Dear Quinn,


Thank you,

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