Mmm, Mmm Good!

“There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can.”  Laurie Colwin, ‘Home Cooking’ (1988)

soupcanSoup became popular with the invention of canning in the 19th century.  For thousands of years prior to that, there is evidence early civilization made forms of soup, they just didn’t have a vessel that could hold all the liquid as well.

This week, as LIFE’S simple pleasures, I’m highlighting comfort foods, and when I think of that, soup and sandwich come to mind.

Rachel Ray coined a phrase other than her famous Yummo… but she makes Stoups… which is a stew and soup together.  The main difference is that a soup normally has more liquid.  Soups can be clear, which is a broth base or they can be thick soups, which are often milk/cream base. In 1897 the first condensed soup was developed by Dr. John T. Dorrance.  I currently counted about 82 varieties listed on the Campbell’s website.

In 1962 Pop Artist Andy Warhol created one of his famous pieces of visual art… the soup can which sold for $1,500.  His picture depicted 32 soup cans which was the same amount of varieties of soup sold by  the Campbell’s company.  At the time, he was the most renowned pop artist and the highest-price living artist!

It’s amazing, food is art, art can be food…. LIFE’S simple pleasuresWEEK #12comfort foods.

Trying to understand modern art is like trying to follow the plot in a bowl of alphabet soup ~ unknown




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