Pronunciation: [vihsh-ee-SWAHZ; VEE-she-swahz]
A rich, creamy potato-and-leek soup that's served cold, garnished with chopped chives. In this country it's often mispronouced "vinsch-ee-SWAH."
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.