It’s National Soup Month

Created by SCLSNJ Staff

I don’t think it’ll surprise anyone that January is National Soup Month. So we’re sharing our soup preferences. Creamy soups, chunky soups, meaty soups, veggie soups — soup, Soup, SOUP!

BEAUTIFUL Soup, so rich and green,

Waiting in a hot tureen!

Who for such dainties would not stoop?

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

Beau–ootiful Soo-oop!

Beau–ootiful Soo-oop!

Soo–oop of the e–e–evening,

Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,

Game, or any other dish?

Who would not give all else for two p 

ennyworth only of Beautiful Soup?

Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?

Beau–ootiful Soo-oop!

Beau–ootiful Soo-oop!

Soo–oop of the e–e–evening,

Beautiful, beauti–FUL SOUP!

–Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland,” Chapter 10; parody of “Star Of The Evening” by J.M. Sales

SCLSNJ Staff are big fans of Tomato Soup and all its varieties like Tomato Basil and Tomato Chickpea. French Onion and New England Clam Chowder are also fan favorites. There was a lot of love for Broccoli Cheddar, Carrot, Chicken Noodle, Matzo Ball, Split Pea and Wonton Soups.

If you need more ideas of soups to eat, here are the varieties that rounded out our staff favorites: Beef Minestrone, Butternut Squash, Escarole and Beans, Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta and Spring Bean, Gazpacho, Homemade Vegetable Soup with Homemade Noodles, Hot Pot, Lentil, Lobster Bisque, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Mushroom, Mushroom Barley, Pasta Fagioli, Pho, Potato-leek, Ratatouille Noodle, Thanksgiving Turkey Soup, Turkey Noodle, Tuscan Kale Soup and White Bean and Kale Soups.

And here’s some pictures of soup to get your tummy rumbling and get inspired to make some soup:

Want some books to help make your own tasty soup? Click here for all the great soup books at your library.