4 February – Homemade Soup Day


Homemade Soup - Elizabeth Place

It’s Homemade Soup Day!

Before the era of modern transportation, soup was a product of regionally available foods.  For this reason, there are thousands of soup recipes available today.

Many soups also have medicinal purposes.  Though the healing potential of chicken soup was once considered an old wives’ tale, its ability to relieve the symptoms of the common cold now has the backing of the scientific community.  Scientists believe that a bowl of the soup may reduce inflammation of the lungs. It is thought that chicken soup slows down the activity of white blood cells that can cause the inflammation.

Chowders, broths, creamy bisques … which will you try on Homemade Soup Day?

(Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)