January is National Soup Month!
Did you know . . . .
- The first soup was eaten around 6000 B.C. Click here to see the main ingredient!
- Women are more likely to eat soup for lunch than men are.
- 10 billion bowls of soup are consumed in the U.S. ever year.
- The soup spoon was invented in the 17th century so that courtesans wearing their stiff ruffled collars would be able to eat soup without soiling their pretty ruffles.
- Pop artist Andy Warhol loved soup and ate it for lunch every day for 20 years.
- Frank Sinatra requested chicken and noodle soup in his dressing rooms before every performance.
Here are some yummy sounding soup recipes via www.allrecipes.com:
- Baked Potato Soup – I love this soup recipe and cook it every year for Christmas Eve but would suggest using 1% milk instead of whole milk; otherwise the it turns out super rich. Pair it with a batch of Rosemary Bread and you have yourselves a delectable meal!
- Boilermaker Chili Recipe – This chili looks like it is definitely packing in the flavor.
- Beef Barley Vegetable Soup – Nice and hearty!
And, of course, we have slew of soup related books in our collection:
- Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovick at EF URB (this children’s book is adorable, funny and well illustrated!)
- Cooking Treasures of the Soup Kettle by Emma Gompert at 641.5 GOM
- Better Homes and Garden’s Crockery Cookbook at 641.5 BET
- Lee Bailey’s Soup Meals: main event soups in year-round menus by Lee Bailey at 641.8 BAI
- Skinny Soups by Ruth Glick at 641.5 GLI
- Soups and Stews by Sandra Rudloff at 641.8 RUD
And last but not least, some “Soupy” apps for your mobile devices:
- Russian Soup Recipes from Itunes
- Best Soup Recipes from Itunes
- Quick Recipes for Nook
- Cooking Light for Android
- Recipe and Tools App for Kindle