Homemade Soup Day is on the 4th of February.
In the northern hemisphere, it falls in the dead of winter.
You could have some friends over and make a big pot of hot soup, perhaps with some nice warm crusty bread or rolls.
There are so many different types of soup you could make: a cream soup, a clear broth, a French onion soup, wonton soup, ramen soup or even Mexican-style soup such as pozole.
If you can’t find the time for homemade today, you could always cheat and enjoy some soup out of a can or a packet.
If you do make soup, you may wish to consider making enough so that you can freeze some of it in portions.
Interested in home-canning your homemade soups in jars? For food safety reasons, you want to be sure to follow USDA recommendations in doing this. Here’s how! Home canned soups.
#Homemade Soup Day
We used to drink soup, in sips. In fact, the word “soup” comes from the Middle English word “soupen / suppen”, meaning “to drink in sips”.
Now, we describe consuming it as “eating it” instead.
As for Homemade Soup Day itself, the earliest reference CooksInfo has found to it occurred in a Vermont newspaper on the 2 February 1999. A journalist said her source for the day was the “National Special Events Registry” run by a John Kremer.
“Do not reach for the can opener Thursday [Ed: 4th February 1999] because the National Special Events Registry lists Thursday as National Homemade Soup Day.” Salmon, Debbie. Soup: Homemade concoctions receive special day of celebration. Burlington, Vermont: The Burlington Free Press. Tuesday, 2 February 1999. Page 1C, col. 2.
Giese, Sven. Tag der hausgemachten Suppe – der amerikanische National Homemade Soup Day. 4 February 2016. Accessed July 2019 at https://www.kuriose-feiertage.de/tag-der-hausgemachten-suppe/
Menzies, William. Celebrate National Homemade Soup Day With 40 Recipes From Chatelaine! CHFI Radio. 4 February 2019. Accessed July 2019 at https://www.chfi.com/2019/02/04/celebrate-national-homemade-soup-day-with-40-recipes-from-chatelaine/
Smith, Emily. National homemade soup day. CNN Eatocracy. 4 February 2013. Accessed July 2019 at https://cnneatocracy.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/national-homemade-soup-day/
Whetter, Carly. 6 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Homemade Soup Day. Burnaby, BC: Western Living Magazine. 2 February 2017. Accessed July 2019 at http://westernliving.ca/food-and-wine/recipes/6-delicious-ways-to-celebrate-homemade-soup-day/
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