To keep warm this winter I’ve bought an entire fleece bed set and matching Pjs. To keep warm on the inside I turn to the most complete dishes in themselves: Soups. Soup is the perfect choice for those cold winter nights. With its vegetable garnish, a wide variety of meat, poultry, game and fish; you’ll find a large assortment to warm your heart and soul.This month I salute the most versatile of recipes known to man.
Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking. The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. This made it the perfect choice for both sedentary and traveling cultures, rich and poor, healthy people and invalids. Soup (and stews, pottages, porridge’s, gruel’s, etc.) evolved according to local ingredients and tastes. New England chowder, Spanish gazpacho, Russian borscht, Italian minestrone, French onion, Chinese won ton and Campbell’s tomato…are all variations on the same theme. – www.foodtimeline.org
So cozy up with a bowl of Hearty winter soup and warm up those taste buds.