What food goes with almost everything? The answer most likely is soup. Think about the many ways soup can be served and food combinations that include soup, such as soup and salad, soup and sandwiches, weekend lunch soup, supper soup, first course soup, main course soup, hot soup on a cold day, cold soup on a hot day - the list goes on and on.
And let's not forget appetizer soups served either hot or cold. A quick, easy to prepare soup can get your dinner party off to a great start. A cup of hot soup served with crackers before a meal is a welcoming way to begin a dinner party. Cold soup, when served in punch cups or chilled glasses before dinner, is the perfect appetizer for a great meal.
Historical Recipes for Soup From Francatelli
Soup for lunch or supper can be as hearty or as light as you like, depending on your appetite. Chowders are filling and flavourful and are a favourite of almost everyone. Old fashioned vegetable soups remain a favourite as well, and the wide assortment of vegetables that can be used range from mixed vegetable soup with or without meat, potato soup, cream of broccoli or cauliflower soup and one borrowed from France, French onion soup.
Soup for a main meal can satisfy even the heartiest appetites, with big chunks of meat mixed with vegetables and a base that can include tomatoes or a soup stock of beef or chicken. When you're tired or pressed for time, mixing two or more kinds of canned soups together and topping with croutons, cheese or chips can be a quick, satisfying meal that your diners will ask for time and time again. They'll gather quickly when you say, "Soup's on!"