January - National Soup Month

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor - Marge Kennedy, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896 - 1967).

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Who doesn't like a great cup of soup? specially to warm up during the Winter time?

Me! I don't only like it, I love it to the max...

I recently learned that January is National Soup Month here in the USA. It's a month to celebrate that warmth batch of enhanced yummy liquid. It's just deliciously awesome to have a bowl of soup during the cold season in January (although in Florida there's hardly any cold weather, but it's still good to have soup on the few Winter days here in the Sunshine State).

Without even knowing it was National Soup Month, I've had my share soul-warming liquid these past few days. Here are some of the yumminess enjoyed this month:

Last weekend I had a marvelous French Onion soup. This is a soup based on meat stock and lots of onions. Often served gratinéed with crountons (or a large piece of bread) and cheese on top. Very much recommended to all soup lovers.

Last week I had a very yummy cup of veggie soup. It was during my Thursday lunchtime at work. Very hardy and condense flavor. It came from Green Bar Kitchen located near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Sancocho soup with a side of white rice

If you are Latino, you know what this is. This is a tradition soup in several Latin American cuisines and some Caribbean islands have it too. It's a very hardy and condense soup that can be mostly considered a stew. Normally you can have it with ox tail, chicken, or a mixture of both meats along with many veggies and greens. This soup not only warms your soul, it pumps up your body after a nasty hangover LOL.

Have you tried these soups before? If so, please let me know what you think of these yummy plates. Please suggest any other favorite soups so I can try out during this National Soup Month.

Good eats, everyone!