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  • Carrot and Coriander

    1 1.49%
  • French Onion

    10 14.93%
  • Chicken Noodle

    6 8.96%
  • Mulligatawny

    5 7.46%
  • Lobster Bisque

    7 10.45%
  • Hot and Sour

    4 5.97%
  • Broccoli and Stilton

    8 11.94%
  • Tom Yam

    8 11.94%
  • Minestrone

    4 5.97%
  • Tomato

    14 20.90%
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    Favourite Soup

    Soup is super - warming, tasty, hydrating and nutritious. What's your favourite brew in the liquid meal department?

    A lot of popular concoctions didn't make my arbitrary list so please tell us your own if not included.

    I'm rather partial to laksa and chowder which didn't make the cut, but my favourite would be a close call between Tom Yam and Hot & Sour.

    Tom Yam edges it, the flavours are amazing.
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    Tom kha edges the edge. But I agree in principle. If only they made a soup out of that tamarind sauce tamarind duck comes from that would be even better.

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    I have a few artisan mussels soup that we bring back from our place in SW France every year. A fantastic treat with grated emmental, and a few drops of cognac.

    Whenever friends go to the US I ask them (beg, really) a few cans of Campbells’ New England Clam chowder. Never bettered, by any canned soup. Add a can of fresh whole milk instead of water as per instructions.
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    Why isn’t lentil in the list?

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    If I'm going to have a liquid diet, it'll contain alcohol.

    Closest I'll ever come to eating soup will be wonton soup.

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    No Cullen Skink... poll is invalid

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    No Cullen Skink... poll is invalid
    Beat me to it.

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    Leek and potato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Soup is super - warming, tasty, hydrating and nutritious. What's your favourite brew in the liquid meal department?

    A lot of popular concoctions didn't make my arbitrary list so please tell us your own if not included.

    I'm rather partial to laksa and chowder which didn't make the cut, but my favourite would be a close call between Tom Yam and Hot & Sour.

    Tom Yam edges it, the flavours are amazing.
    Mine Broccoli and Stilton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Why isn’t lentil in the list?
    Same reason as most didn't make the cut - poll is limited to ten and I just went round the family a couple of times.
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    By a country mile my favourite is the provencal fish soup that is the liquid version of bouillabaise, served with all the rouille, emmental and other trimmings.
    Nothing else comes close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Why isn’t lentil in the list?
    For the same reason that green pea isn't.

    PS - I'm quite partial to Gazpacho.

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    Turkey and Chestnut (made with left over Christmas Dinner)

    Marrow and Lentil (when you just to be able to buy Marrow Bones.

    Leek and Smoked Bacon

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    Tom Yam is a bit of a fave, also love a hearty veg!
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    Tom Yam from the list. And probably one of my all time favourites. But the issue with a lot of soups - lack of texture! Must have some crunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    No Cullen Skink... poll is invalid
    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Tom Yam from the list. And probably one of my all time favourites. But the issue with a lot of soups - lack of texture! Must have some crunch!
    I'm no fan of thin soups. A hearty goulash was a favourite on the cold winter days in Hungary, but to my mind it was really a stew.
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    No watercress and gin soup? Crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Cullen Stink
    FTFY

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    Cullen Skink too. Even the canned stuff at a pinch, but more for winding up my colleagues when I re-heated it in the microwave. I was usually followed by a colleague who then re-heated his fish dinner leftovers. We were roundly despised on those days. Another success then!

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    Where’s the oxtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Why isn’t lentil in the list?
    AND Oxtail(edit)
    Whoops!
    Sorry Matdaytona! lol

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    Plain tomato. No "Cream Of", no added herbs or spices.

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    Mrs Mick does parsnip and coriander and although it sounds revolting it is the best soup ever.

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    Clam Chowder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I'm no fan of thin soups. A hearty goulash was a favourite on the cold winter days in Hungary, but to my mind it was really a stew.
    Jup it's a stew. And Lentil soup - bah. A curry or nothing for me!

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    My old mums lentil soup recipe!

    Or a nice hearty home made onion soup, topped with bread and gruyere cheese.

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    Definitely not in the spirit of the thread, but anyone want a simple-to-make super soup recipe?

    Tin of tomatoes
    Tin of baked beans (the cheaper the better)
    1 Apache chili pepper chopped fine, or 1 level teaspoon chili flakes.
    Pinch of sea salt (preferably Cornish)

    Put the ingredients in a saucepan, blitz with a stick blender, heat and eat.

    Delicious Spicy Mexican Bean Soup.

    Try it - you can thank me later.
    Last edited by unclealec; 3rd April 2020 at 08:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Definitely not in the spirit of the thread, but anyone want a simple-to-make super soup recipe?

    Tin of tomatoes
    Tin of baked beans (the cheaper the better)
    1 Apache chili pepper, or 1 level teaspoon chili flakes.
    Pinch of sea salt (preferably Cornish)

    Put the ingredients in a saucepan, blitz with a stick blender, heat and eat.

    Delicious Spicy Mexican Bean Soup.

    Try it - you can thank me later.
    Sounds really good but I've only got Himalayan rock salt. Will that ruin it?
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    Heinz Oxtail Soup with homemade bread, or Heinz (Cream of) Tomato Soup with (you guessed it) homemade bread.

    Anything else is illegal in this neck of the woods.
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    For me, pea and ham with a pinch of chilli flakes.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    No Cullen Skink... poll is invalid
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
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    I had to google that one. It looks amazing. Might try that at lunch!

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    I make my own carrot, coriander, chilli and coconut soup in batches and freeze it, and is my 'go to' when I want something easy and tasty. Delicious with a naan bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Sounds really good but I've only got Himalayan rock salt. Will that ruin it?
    No; I would have recommended that had I grown up in the Himalayas.

    I make a healthier version of Cullen Skink; if anyone would like a recipe just shout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    No; I would have recommended that had I grown up in the Himalayas.
    I'm actually keen to give it a go. Mrs C doesn't do spicy but the rest of us do and she's always got a stash of her homemade stuff that she can have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Definitely not in the spirit of the thread, but anyone want a simple-to-make super soup recipe?

    Tin of tomatoes
    Tin of baked beans (the cheaper the better)
    1 Apache chili pepper chopped fine, or 1 level teaspoon chili flakes.
    Pinch of sea salt (preferably Cornish)

    Put the ingredients in a saucepan, blitz with a stick blender, heat and eat.

    Delicious Spicy Mexican Bean Soup.

    Try it - you can thank me later.
    Like the sound of this, cheers for the recipe.

    I've enjoyed every fish soup I've ever had though, bouilabase, chowders of various types, Spanish style with anything/everything in it, but that cullen skink does sound the business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Like the sound of this, cheers for the recipe.

    I've enjoyed every fish soup I've ever had though, bouilabase, chowders of various types, Spanish style with anything/everything in it, but that cullen skink does sound the business
    If it were anywhere else it would be called Smoked Haddock Chowder.

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    Curried Parsnip does the trick here.

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    Cullen skink
    Arroz caldo (Philippines chicken and rice)
    Cream tomato
    Spiced parsnip
    Roasted sweet potato with pistachio and orange.

    The last 3 are sat in the freezer bagged up for us and my folks in case of a full lock down / one of us shows virus symptoms

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    I voted Tom Yam but actually Sambar would be my first choice.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambar_(dish)
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    No mushroom soup option ?

    Thats my tipple.

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    I must admit I like most soups and have a can for lunch most days in the colder months - In the past I've made my own soup, but for the effort it takes it's not worth making a small amount and I soon get bored with the same one day after day.

    I voted Stilton and Brocolli, but the only one I actively dislike is Mushroom and that's because I hate Mushrooms.

    That said most Tomato soups leave me a bit underwhelmed and I'd say, as a general category, it's my second least favourite - That said, I've had some lovely Tomato soups. French Onion (another popular choice on the poll) is quite far down my list, too, whilst I do like a nice Carrot and Coriander!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I voted Tom Yam but actually Sambar would be my first choice.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambar_(dish)
    Not a soup in my book ;)

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    Of the ones in the poll then Mulligatawny. But, as others have said, there are far better. Home made Leak and Potato with a little garlic is wonderful with some fresh baked Ciabatta or Sourdough.

    I'll be putting my dried beans and various pulses in to soak later today for a batch of home made Zuppa del Contadino tomorrow.
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    Just had some Baxter’s royal game soup nice with som brown bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    the only one I actively dislike is Mushroom and that's because I hate Mushrooms.
    Surely that's axiomatic. How could anybody actually like mushrooms???

    From the list, in the absence of Cullen Skink, I also chose Broccoli & Stilton.

    And if it does have to be tinned soup, then it probably needs to be Baxter's.

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    The ones I do frequently are the "Minestrone" and the tuscan "Pappa al pomodoro" i.e. tuscan tomato soup. Other firm favourites are onion soupand, when in season, roasted pumpkin soup.

    All with the compulsory toasted sourdough bread slice.

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    Voted tom yam as I love the stuff but could easily have been French onion, or clam chowder or pea and ham or mulligatawny or pea and ham or.... I do rather like soup. Unfortunately I also like it with some good, dense, crusty bread which no longer agrees with me which has curtailed my soup eating lately.

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