January is National Hot Soup Month
Even though we live in Southern California, who doesn’t enjoy a hot cup of soup on a cool winter’s day? Served as an appetizer or as the main meal, this savory liquid can satisfy a hearty appetite or provide sustenance for a tiny appetite. Clear like broth or thick like stew, soup is easy to prepare and versatile--plus it’s good for you.
Every country in the world has soup recipes and family traditions from long ago. Here are some fun soup facts:
- Soup can be dated back to about 6000 B.C. and was first made of hippopotamus. Wow!
- The word “soup” is of Sanskrit origin and is derived from the words, “su” and “po”, which means "good nutrition."
- Americans sip over 10 BILLION bowls of soup every single year! That's a lot of soup!
Forget the spoon and sip directly from a mug or colorful bowl. Enjoy your soup, hot or cold and pass the crackers, please. For kid-friendly soup recipes, visit Fairmont's Pinterest Board.
Image with recipe from ziggetyzoom.com
Contributed by Leslie Kay-Getzinger, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Management Services