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Jan 8, 2012 10:16 AM

Where does soup rank in your food favorites?

I've pegged it at number 4 in my preferences:

1. Bread
2. Potatoes
3. Beef
4. Soup

Where does it stand with you?

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  1. Pretty damn low. I like to chew my food. But then my top 5 likely looks much different from yours.

    5 Replies
    1. re: linguafood

      High, as I go out for pho more often than any other type of food.

      1. re: linguafood

        You haven't had my chorizo and sweet potato soup. That you can chew!

        1. re: Isolda

          I'm all for chunky soups, but they still wouldn't rank in my personal top ten.

          Because Casa Lingua was infested with a cold, I've made chicken soup *twice* in the last two weeks. It was mighty tasty: bone-in thighs simmered in better than bouillon, lots of carrots, leeks, and celeriac (just for the flavah, I toss its ugly ass out once the soup's done -- really, a vegetable only its mother could love) served over broad egg noodles. It was delicious. But I only ever think of making it / crave it when I'm sick.

          I'm just not much of a soup person. I really have to be in the mood for it, and it's not ever something I decide to make on a whim. I'd order it in a resto if it sounds really, really, *really* interesting, tasty or unusual. But in 9 out of 10 cases, other appetizers would interest me more.

          That said, I do like a good pho / Chinese noodle soup. Emphasis on good.

          1. re: linguafood

            (hi, lingua -- try boiling cubes of celeriac with an equal amount of potatoes -- drain and mash - it's a nice changeup from mashed potatoes from time to time -- hubby loves 'em)

            I also chop it and roast it with other root vegetables when I'm roasting chicken, lamb, or pork.

            Ugly, but tasty.

            1. re: linguafood

              >>That said, I do like a good pho / Chinese noodle soup. Emphasis on good.<<

              I've had so many good to great Pho bowls here in metro Detroit, I would never try to duplicate any of them at home. Too many nuances to try to duplicate.

        2. High. Out for pho, in for nearly everything else, I eat a lot of soup.

          1. In my top ten. I like to make my own, and do so frequently, using chicken stock I make myself after eating a roast chicken.

            1. Meh..........I do like soup when I eat it, but don't eat it often. Never seems to really fill me up....

              Today, however I've been craving soup.....had some earlier may have more in a bit....

              1. Right now #1. This is my healthy diet for the New Year. This week I made curried squash and apple, split pea with ham, and mushroom barley with my lamb leg bone left from New Year Day. Today I'm making ratatouille for dinner, then freezing all the leftovers so I can start over fresh. (I like to live out of my freezer and soup is great for this). Much easier than making a normal meal, and I THINK better for you overall. Planning on doing this til grilling weather comes back around in the spring. Not that I'm militant about it, I really do love soup.