National Homemade Soup Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this wonderful dish. Homemade soup is a unique creation that has absorbed the flavor of local traditions. There are a lot of soups. Each culture of the world has its own vision for the preparation of this dish. The holiday is celebrated on February 4th.
It is believed that soup was invented about 20 thousand years BC. This was due to the peculiarity of the life of people of that time. Boiling has been a common practice since earthenware was invented. Boiled water made it possible to warm up in cold weather, and boiling meat in water made it possible to obtain broth – a tasty and nutritious liquid. Pieces of meat and any vegetable components could be added to it. This is how the first soup was born.
The word “soup” has French roots, where it meant “broth”. An interesting fact is that the original version of the word was written as “suppa” and it could be translated as “soaked bread slice”.
In the 18th century in France, enterprising chefs began to open special shops and establishments where they prepared exclusively soups. Later, this dish came to the United States. The spread of the soup in the country was facilitated by the author William Parks, who published his cookbook, which gained popularity. It contained several soup recipes that won the love of thousands of Americans.
- The first French soup establishments were called “restoratifs”. It is not difficult to guess that in the future they turned into restaurants that are known to us today.
- Professional chefs say that cutting vegetables (in cubes, straws, etc.) has not only a decorative meaning, but directly affects the taste of the soup.
- It is considered the most useful fish soup. It allows you to quickly saturate the body with energy, is easily perceived by the stomach. Second is chicken soup.
How to celebrate
Gather your family or friends around the table on National Homemade Soup Day and treat them to your homemade soup. You can get creative by making a colorful presentation of the dish. There are a lot of soup recipes. Search the Internet for the recipe that best suits your requirements and cook this dish!
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Find out from other users which soup they like best.
When is National Homemade Soup Day celebrated in 2024?
National Homemade Soup Day is observed on February 4 each year.