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National Soup Month


Mexican Bean and Lentil Soup

Perhaps it is the colder weather that brings National Soup Month to us in January.  A little history on soup.  Soup has been traced back as far as 6000 B.C., notably it seems that Hippopotamus was the first known meat used for soups.  We know the early Greeks sold soup in their market places and streets, which implies that soup may have been one of the first known “fast foods”.  In fact, before they began adding lentils, beans and other ingredients, soup was really just broth, the broth was used to pour over or dip bread into.  The bread was called sop, which turned into the word we have all become familiar with, “soup”.

National Soup month is observed by the United States, however it seems to be picking up speed and observance in other countries as well, as most countries and ethnicities all have their famous or notorious bowl of soup.

Moving forward to modern times, soup can be purchased by the packet, bowl, can, cup, etc.  Most people enjoy soup when they are feeling “under the weather” and some just enjoy a warm bowl of soup on a cold day.  Never the less, what a wonderful treat soup is, so stop by www.americanspice.com and check out our huge selection of soups today.


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