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Now that there's an international melting pot of visitors to my site, it started me thinking about soup. (You know, the phrase 'melting pot' and everything.) Or maybe it was just that I was hungry and had a few hours to bubble up some stock while I mulled over some writing. So how about an international perspective on soup?
As far as I can see, making soup is just a question of throwing loads of leftovers into a pot and boiling it up with some water until the smell fills the house. Then I usually think up a catchy name for my soup (yesterday it was 'Duck Soup' - I said catchy, not original).
Am I missing something?
This method doesn't seem to enable me to make the sort of soup that I've been served in restaurants, but it makes some tasty and warming broths.
Also, I haven't yet been able to reproduce the two soups I grew up with - my Dad's onion soup and my Mum's (what else?) chicken soup.