This tomato bisque recipe is luscious, velvety, and will hit the spot every time. A few friends have commented that they “don’t like” tomato soup. Stephen was the same way. Yet, he found the creaminess and flavors of butter and bacon in this bisque changed his mind. Where tomato soup is thin and watery, this bisque is thick enough to “chew” in your mouth but thin enough to drink from a straw. Look, this recipe will not win any healthy awards because of the butter, bacon, and cream, but it sure is darn good, and with a few substitutions you can enjoy it guilt-free…if that’s your thing. We decided to make a Tomato Bisque for a Food Bloggers of Los Angeles monthly mixer as the topic was soup and stews. We had the chance to taste everything from sausage stew to yellow split pea soup with at least eight vegetables and even more herbs. We also learned about improving our SEO methods from Andrew of Eating Rules blog. Ah, the joy of blogging. Food bloggers baked cheddar cheesy straw crackers and some amazingly delicious homemade oatmeal and flax seed bread. Making new friends is fun and tasty!