Monday, December 8, 2008


Worries go down better with soup. ~Jewish Proverb


Soups are One of the most widely consumed form of food in our culinary history, and probably third nightmare are childhood eating experience (first broccoli. all time winner second Brussels sprout) easy to make, fast, reliable also relatively portable, Obviously we are not carry bowl of soup and spoon while try to catch a bus or find a taxi cab under pouring rain during the rush hours.
But Captain Cook didn’t think that way in 1772 he takes stock bouillon soup on his world voyage, also during the civil war period soldiers carried their soup inside their cantina)
Today this loveable liquid food easily can find as powder form, microwaveable, canned, cold, hot etc… thousands of product just waiting to consume by food lovers especially soup lovers. Main question Is “is it really hard to make soup do we really need microwaveable or canned soup to enjoy
Make soup also easy way to prepare some palatable dishes also easily we can be innovative. Little bit of this, little bit of that as long as you are sure about your palate there is no certain rules to make nice soup

Soup is the act of boiling various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, and easily digested, simple to make/serve food. This made it the perfect choice for both inactive and nomadic cultures, rich and poor, healthy people and unhealthiest (this sympathetic form of our culinary world even sometimes prescribed as a medicine by certified doctors) .

Soup (and stews, pottages, porridges, gruels, etc.) evolved according to local ingredients and tastes. New England chowder, Spanish gazpacho, Russian borscht, Italian wedding, French onion, Chinese won ton… are all variations on the same theme.

Word of "soup" derives from the Old French word sope or soupe. The French word was used in England in the in the form of sop at the end of the Medieval Ages and has remained in the English language in its original form and with much its original sense. The distinction is important. When cooks in the Medieval Ages spoke of "soup," the people for whom they were cooking really understood was a dish comprising primarily a piece of bread or toast soaked in a broth or over which a broth had been poured. The bread or toast was an important, even vital, part of this dish. It was a means people could drink the liquid efficiently. The bread or toast was, in effect, an alternative to using a spoon... Probably this historical fact that created the act of eating soup not drinking

The word restaurant was first used in France in the 16th century, to describe a highly intense, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors called restaurer that was advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion. In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specializing in restaurers. This encouraged the use of the modern word restaurant to describe the shops.

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