Like you and your parents and Andy Warhol, I grew up on Campbell’s Tomato Soup and it will always hold a special place in my heart (and that place is with its fist firmly around my arteries).

But after finding this Cook’s Illustrated recipe for Ultimate Cream of Tomato Soup years ago I doubt that I could be satisfied with the canned version ever again. This one has great tomato flavor with a tiny bit of sherry at the end to make it a little more interesting.  Because it’s made with canned tomatoes you can make it all year ’round.

And you can serve it with crushed-up Ritz crackers if you must.