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Soup's On!


Posted: January 13, 2006
by: T.Alexander

Zupa (Polish), soep (Dutch), sopa (Portuguese), sopp (Swedish), leves (Hungarian)or Marak מרק (Hebrew).Andy_warhol_campbell_soup__colored Soup.
Long before Andy Warhol turned a Campbell's soup can into pop art, soup has been a classic dish on many tables. Soup recipes can be found in cookbooks dating as far back as 30 AD when Marco Apicio's included a dish made of farro chickpeas, fava beans, onions, garlic, lard and greens in De Re Coquinaria.

Soup has even made its way into literature.
Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland's Soup of the Evening

Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Beau - ootiful Soo - oop!
Beau - ootiful Soo -oop!
Soo - oop of the e - e  - evening,
Beautiful, beautiful, Soup!

There are even soup songs. For a unique treat listen to 12-year old Michael Bannett sing Soup of the Evening. I promise you it's worth the click.

One of my favorite fables is of course, Stone Soup. I'm sure you recall the tale of the travelers who made the most delicious soup from a stone...with a little help from some new friends.

For me a perfect winter's meal is a steaming bowl of soup, some crunchy bread, a tossed green salad and perhaps some warm right out to the oven cookies. Don't worry if you don't have time to prepare homemade soup or bake cookies GourmetStation has done it for you. This is one of my favorites and makes a great beat the winter blues food gift.

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