As the popular quotation by poet Omar Khayyam about perfect moments goes, “A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread-and Thou” but if it were up to me, a bowl of soup would have somehow found its way into the immortal verse.
Warming yet refreshing, making a good homemade soup can be an excellent and money saving way to make the most of the fresh vegetables and other ingredients that are in season.
Packed up in a resealable container or thermos, a little soup can be the perfect accompaniment for the sandwiches, salad, and wine you pack up in your picnic basket on cooler days outside or just the right note for mellow entertaining.
From Fall to late Spring, I like to keep a little extra homemade soup on hand for easy brunch, lunch, and last minute get togethers.
Below are 27 soup recipe ideas that will help you gracefully make the most of the fresh flavors of the season, including 3 recipes from James Beard Award winners Anthony Bourdain, Charlie Trotter, and Gina DePalma.
You might also want to see our recent article, Make an Easy Bread Bowl to Serve Soup, Salad, Chili, Stew, and Dips.
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(Photo Credit: Soup Bowl by Robert Bahn on Flickr.)