Today's Reason to Celebrate

February 4, 2017 is

Homemade Soup Day

What's more comforting than a bowl of soup on a cold day? Canned will do the trick, but there's nothing like a bowl of fresh homemade soup. Whether your favorite is chicken noodle, tomato, or minestrone, today is a great day to enjoy a piping hot bowl of this perfect comfort food.

The history of soup is likely as old as the history of cooking itself. Such a simple concept - combining various nutritious ingredients into a large pot to create a filling, easy to serve food - has been used for centuries. There are many regional variaties which have evolved according to local ingredients and tastes. Italian minestrone, French onion, New England chowder, and Russian borscht are all perfect examples.

Every year, Americans consume over 10 billion bowls of soup! Nearly all households have soup in them, proving its immense popularity. So share a bowl with friends and loved ones, and celebrate Homemade Soup Day!