National Soup Month
A warm bowl of soup is a great way to warm up when the cold weather is raging. How did it get its name? Let’s dive into the history and origins of National Soup Month!
The history of soup goes back to around 20,000 B.C. Before the invention of a waterproof container, which was originally made from clay vessels, boiling was not common. Along with heated rocks, animal hides and watertight containers were also used. From the French soupe, which is a soup or broth, we get soup. Around 16th century, the French word restaurant was used to describe a concentrated soup that was inexpensive and was sold by street vendors as an antidote for physical exhaustion.
A Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop that specialized in soups like these in 1765. The modern term restaurant was born. William Parks, an American colonial cook, published the first cookbook in the US in 1742. It was based on Eliza Smith‚Äôs The Compleat Housewife or Accomplished Gentlewoman‚Äôs Companion.
The Frugal Housewife, a 1772 cookbook, included an entire chapter on soups. Condensed soup was invented by Doctor John T. Dorrance in 1897. This invention has seen a huge increase in popularity since then. Condensing soup makes it possible to pack soup into smaller cans and sell it at a lower cost than other canned soups. The soup can be doubled in volume by adding water or milk (10 ounces)
The canned soup market has grown rapidly since the 1990s with soups that are ready-to-eat and do not require any additional liquid. Microwaveable bowls are a popular choice for lunch, as they offer convenience, especially in offices.
We could celebrate by making soup together with our families. It’s a great way to stay warm and enjoy the heart-warming liquid we all love. Here’s how to make Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup.