My next door neighbour makes me laugh. Whenever I have even the slightest of colds or even do a single sneeze as we all do sometimes she tells me to eat soup. But maybe she is right, it is getting rather cold out there after all! So it is time for a meal that is warm, sometimes healthy and often rather strange…
Ten Unusual Recipes for Soup You Might Want to Try for Something New
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Soup..
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FACT: It is official, soup really is very healthy for you because amino acids are released during cooking chicken soup that chemically resembles the drug acetylcysteine which is known to cure things like bronchitis and other respiratory problems!
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FACT: Remember those paintings of Campbell’s Soup by Andy Warhol? Well, the truth is he made them because growing up his family was so poor they all had soup for lunch every day for 20 years! Enough to make anyone sick of the stuff I would imagine.
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FACT: Before every gig, event or personal appearance Frank Sinatra always asked for chicken and rice soup to be available to him in his dressing room! He always said it cleaned is mind, body and soul so his singing could take over his whole body!
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FACT: Are you looking a little bit wrinkled?!? If so maybe you should stick to the soup because, in the French Court of Louis XI, the ladies’ meals were mostly soup because it was thought that chewing would give them wrinkles!
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FACT: Consommé (clear broth soup) was invented in the 1700s after a French King asked his royal chefs create a soup that would allow him to see his own reflection in the bowl! Why not just use a mirror?!?
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FACT: Do you eat your soup or drink it?!? Well according to etiquette experts, since we nearly always have our soup with a spoon as opposed to sipping it from a bowl, we are ‘eating’ it, and yes that is the same for a cup of soup if you use a spoon at any point.
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FACT: If you need to remove excess fat from your soup, just take a lettuce leaf and draw it across the surface of the soup, the excess fat always sticks to the leaf!
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FACT: It was Ludwig van Beethoven who once said this “Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart and cannot make a good soup!” A tasty lie detector!
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FACT: Ceramic pots recently found by archaeologists suggest that the Japanese were eating fish soup about 15,000 years ago, but the first known soup has hippopotamus!
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FACT: Soup has only been called “soup” for the last 200 years or so, it was first called “sop” which was a stew poured on slices of bread! Sounds tasty!