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National Homemade Soup Day

Warm up this winter with National Homemade Soup Day! Enjoy delicious, comforting soups made with your favorite ingredients for a cozy meal.
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February 4
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Get ready to enjoy a warm bowl of homemade soup on National Homemade Soup Day, February 4! This special day was created in the 1970s to celebrate one of the most comforting dishes around. Soups have been enjoyed for centuries and are popular all over the world. From creamy tomato soup to hearty beef stew, there's something for everyone when it comes to homemade soups!

History of National Homemade Soup Day

National Homemade Soup Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origination of Soup</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeological evidence suggests that soup has been consumed since about 6000 BC, starting out as a basic broth served with bread.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>European Soup Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1700s, soup became a trendy dish in French cuisine, often served as the first course during formal dinners.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1897</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Canned Soup</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. John T. Dorrance invented the process to create condensed soup. This innovation led to Campbell's becoming a prominent soup brand.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Soup Kitchen Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the economic crisis of the Great Depression, soup kitchens emerged to provide meals for struggling populations, many featuring homemade soups.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebration of Homemade Soup</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Homemade Soup Day was created in the United States during the 1970s to encourage the tradition of making and enjoying homemade soup.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Homemade Soup Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own soup</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your ingredients and get to work in the kitchen with your favorite recipes. Start by sautéing some vegetables, add broth and other ingredients, then simmer until it's ready. The combination of flavors you can create is endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a soup swap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over and ask them to bring their favorite soups to share with everyone. Everyone gets to sample some new flavors and take home leftovers of their favorites.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a soup party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite family and friends to come over for a bowl of homemade soup. Make sure to provide plenty of toppings like cheese, bacon bits, chives, croutons and more so people can customize their bowls.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look up restaurants near you that make homemade soups and visit one or two on National Homemade Soup Day. You'll be able to enjoy delicious dishes while also supporting your local businesses.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a new recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for unique soup recipes online or in cookbooks and make something new for dinner. You'll find lots of interesting combinations of flavors that will have you coming back for seconds!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Homemade Soup Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Homemade soups are delicious & nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Homemade soups are a tasty way to get in a variety of vitamins and minerals at mealtime. You can make them with whatever vegetables, proteins, and grains you have on hand, plus they're usually easy to customize to your specific dietary needs or preferences. Plus, soup is always warm and comforting - perfect for chilly evenings!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Soup is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't need to be an experienced chef to whip up a yummy homemade soup. Most recipes only require minimal effort and basic cooking skills - just chop and cook the ingredients, add any spices you want, then simmer until everything is cooked through! Easy peasy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Homemade soup can feed a crowd</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When time (and money) are both in short supply, nothing beats homemade soup. Just toss all your ingredients into a large pot and let it simmer away on the stove while you set the table or chat with friends. That way you can easily feed a big group without breaking the bank!</p></div></div>

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When is National Homemade Soup Day?

National Homemade Soup Day is celebrated on February 4 every year. In 2024 National Homemade Soup Day will occur on a Sunday.

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