Soupy Love

Soup’s Connection to Home & Comfort

I’ve always been a major fan of soup. I love soup. Soup is one of those foods that takes you home no matter where you are. So, I’m going to tell you about my favorites:

Two of my favorite tomato soups are a basic tomato basil bisque and a tomato red pepper soup. I find that the tomato goes well with everything, whether it’s a salad or a sandwich.

My sisters used to make me soup all the time.

Another great soup is New England Clam Chowder. You should probably only have it once a year though, especially if you’re putting it in that bread bowl.

You can probably picture this soup in your head, and you feel strange: cold, creamy, and light green, almost like a bowl of acrylic paint.
My sisters and I at the same age.

Then there’s the cold cucumber and avocado soup. You can probably picture this soup in your head, and you feel strange: cold, creamy, and light green, almost like a bowl of acrylic paint. It may even pop into your head as a bowl of guacamole with a side of chips. ButI assure you, it’s not paint or guac, and it’s delicious.

My mom doesn’t make a lot of soups, she makes stews and Greek dishes that are soupy, but not soups. Second to my favorite soup is the Italian wedding soup. No one in my family makes it; we just heat it up out of the Campbell’s can like any other family with cooking issues.

But the best soup in the whole wide freakin’ world is: avgolemono. It’s a traditional Greek soup akin to your classic chicken noodle soup, only a lot better. It’s based with lots and lots of lemon juice, egg and chicken broth: giving it a citrusy salty kick and a thicker consistency than a clear broth. The soup also has orzo and small chicken strips in it. I’ve had this soup multiple times in the hot, sticky summers of Florida while staying with my aunt, and it’s still the best thing I could eat all day.

In conclusion, I believe that it is good for the soul.

*All photos are originals.