For the Chinese, the second course is soup, so that after eating the main course, it can "fill the empty spaces of the stomach". Europeans think differently about this.
Europeans usually start the meal with soup. In the case of a multi-course menu, it can also be second if it is a cold appetiser - cheese plate, mixed appetiser, cold meat, cold fish, etc. precedes it. Warm appetisers - deep-fried cheese, marrow, mushrooms, etc. - Europeans always eat it after soup.
As a general rule, light soups should be followed by a filling main course, while a hearty soup should not be followed by a heavy meal!
Why Should You Eat More Soup?
Because they are beneficial to your health.
Most are an excellent way to meet your daily vegetable quota. Consider soups a way to capitalize on nature's bounty. If you have produce that is about to go bad, tossing it into a soup recipe can give it new life. You can even add frozen vegetables to boiling broth without affecting the flavour or texture.
Soups play an important role in our diet. They increase the production of gastric juices and prepare the ground for the next, heavier catches. Of course, they can have other tasks. Dieters, for example, should eat plenty of light soups to fill their stomachs.
They're cheap and simple to make
Soups don't necessitate a lot of hands-on time. In fact, if you use a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, you can make a savoury soup in five minutes and leave the rest to the cooker. If you increase the liquid and vegetables, you can use less expensive ingredients like chicken, fish, and beef. Then, if desired, serve with whole-grain bread as a side dish.
They freeze very well
Soups are ideal for making ahead of time lunches or dinners. Make a batch on the weekend and store half in the freezer to enjoy later. You'll also have healthy, homemade soup on hand when you're too busy, sick, or tired to cook.
They help you stay hydrated
It's not uncommon to consume less liquid than you require. However, even if you are not hot and sweaty, you still lose fluid through daily activities. Soups are a great way to stay hydrated and full because they are mostly liquid.
They boost your immune system
Soups can help you avoid colds and flu, and they're also a great antidote when you're sick. Most soups are high in anti-inflammatory nutrients. In fact, studies show that chicken soup, especially when loaded with fresh garlic, onions, celery, and carrots, can help prevent the common cold.
Some Soup Recipes
During the year I often make this green bean soup because it cooks quickly and easily. I use fresh green bean when it its season, if not, I choose the frozen one.
This is the recipe for the perfect Frankfurt soup - A real classic, its true, not the authentic one, but really tasty. Anyway, authentic one will come also soon :-)
If we would called it “heavenly cabbage,” everyone would want it, so they’ll just grimace at it – though it’s worth a try, it’s going to be a big surprise!
This Meatball Soup with Tomatoes is a great hearty comfort food dinner for any time.
Let’s cozy up with a bowl of warm, creamy butternut squash soup.