By David Cardillo, DDNP Staff
January is National Soup Month! Warm up with a bowl of hot soup after shoveling snow or chopping wood. Make a soup from scratch as something to do while we’re all socially-distancing for COVID.
Soup may be a seriously overlooked appetizer. As mentioned in the July 15, 1924 edition of the Milford Chronicle, soup is a nice, warm messenger that wakes up the stomach for digesting the main course. The same article contains several soup recipes, including a recipe for tomato soup as well s cucumber soup and cream of celery.
Soups are very economical in that they are inexpensive and fairly easy to make. Most people could easily follow a recipe for a soup (using bullion cubes or a packet to make broth) and could then add other ingredients such as pasta or vegetables. However, the May 30, 1917 edition of the Newark Post and the January 2, 1922 edition of the Every Evening, Wilmington Daily Commercial contain instructions on how to create a base or broth using inexpensive ingredients or leftover bones from previous meals.