"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

National Soup Swap Day – Jan. 23, 2007

by Julie Tilsner on January 15, 2007

in Soup is Easy, Soups

I love soup. Any kind of soup. Chicken soup, rice soup, mushroom soup, beet soup, lentil soup, black bean soup, minestrone soup, bird’s nest soup, egg drop soup, heartbreak soup and sopa Azteca. Soup makes me shiver with happiness and satisfaction. Soup is easy to make. It’s economical. It’s tasty and usually good for you. When somebody opts to make you a soup versus heating you up the contents of a can, it’s because they love you and want only the best. Soup will heal you. And soup is hard to mess up, although I’ve been known to do so.

The soup pictured here involves parsnips and almonds. I didn’t make it myself, in case you’re wondering. But it sure looks dang good, don’t it?

So it was with no small excitement that I read about National Soup Swap Day. Since soup is also about friendship and community, I wasted no time in alerting six friends, kitchen goddesses all, to the mission.

Next Tuesday, Jan. 23, we meet at my house to drink red wine and swap soup. I’m going to make Persian Yogurt and Rice Soup. You’re right if you think it’s unlikely to turn out as good as it sounds. It involves ingredients like lemon and dairy, which tend to curdle if not handled right…and I don’t have any idea how to handle it right. Stay tuned.

However, for this event I have a plan B. If I ruin the Persian soup, I’ll bang out my signature lentil soup instead. Always a crowd pleaser.

Thanks to Margaret and her blog devoted only to soup: The Gracious Bowl.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Adrienne January 16, 2007 at 7:09 am

Fantastic! We’ll have to add you to the soup swap circle on the official blog!
That Persion Soup sounds DELISH!


pam January 16, 2007 at 7:33 am

Welcome to Soup Swap, BHC! Can’t wait to see the pics and to hear how yours goes.


Knox Gardner January 16, 2007 at 9:38 am

Definitely check out Gracious Bowl’s freezing guide to soup, as I would be a bit nervous or lack the know how to freeze the yogurt in your Persian soup, which sounds delicious!


janelle January 16, 2007 at 3:19 pm

I think it is so C-O-O-L that you immediately called up friends and set a date to drink wine and soup.
Just lovely.


Elfini January 17, 2007 at 9:49 am



Sam's Mom January 24, 2007 at 10:08 am

Hi There former neighbor! Oh What fun, so how was the soup swap Did your persian yogurt soup turn out?


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