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National Soup Month

Warm up your winter with delicious soups and stews during National Soup Month. From classic chicken noodle to hearty chili, there's a soup for everyone!
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Get ready to warm up this winter with National Soup Month, which occurs throughout the entire month of January! This month-long celebration was first established in 1981 by Campbell's Soup Company as a way to highlight the comfort and versatility of soups. The cold weather makes it the perfect time to cozy up with a hot bowl of soup, whether it's a hearty chicken noodle or a creamy tomato bisque. So let's raise our spoons and celebrate one of the most beloved dishes around the world!

History of National Soup Month

National Soup Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 B.C.</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Soup Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeologists discovered that boiling was a common cooking technique since ancient times and soup is likely as old as the history of cooking.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1747</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Recipe Book</div><div class='timeline-text'>"The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy" by Hannah Glasse, mentioned the first written soup recipe.</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'>Invention of Canned Soup</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. John T. Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup Company, invented condensed soup. Campbell's Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken Noodle were introduced.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Soup Popularized as Diet Food</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the mid-1980s, the "Cabbage Soup Diet" became popular as a radical weight-loss plan.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Annual Soup Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>Recognized by National Day Calendar, January was first celebrated as National Soup Month in 2012, to pay homage to the warm, nourishing comfort food.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Soup Month

<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'>Host a soup swap party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a soup swap party! Have everyone bring a different type of soup to share and exchange recipes. This is a great way to try new soups and celebrate National Soup Month with loved ones.</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'>Try a new soup recipe each week</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new soup recipe each week of National Soup Month. You can even turn it into a fun game with friends or family, where each person picks a different soup recipe for the group to try.</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'>Volunteer at a soup kitchen</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use National Soup Month as an opportunity to give back to your community by volunteering at a local soup kitchen. Not only will you be celebrating soup, but you'll also be making a difference in the lives of others.</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'>Attend a soup festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check to see if there are any soup festivals happening in your area during National Soup Month and attend one! You'll have the opportunity to try a variety of soups from different vendors and support 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'>Create a soup bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a DIY soup bar at home with different types of soups, toppings, and bread. This is a fun and interactive way to enjoy soup and celebrate National Soup Month with friends or family.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Soup Month

<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'>Warm and comforting during cold winter months</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>January is typically a chilly month, making it the perfect time to celebrate National Soup Month. A warm bowl of soup can provide comfort and warmth during the coldest days of winter, making it a favorite meal for many people.</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'>Endless variety and options</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are countless types of soups to choose from, making it a versatile and customizable meal option. From hearty stews to creamy bisques, there's a soup for every taste and dietary restriction.</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'>Can be nutritious and budget-friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Soups can be packed with nutritious ingredients like vegetables, beans, and lean meats, making them a healthy choice for those looking to increase their fruit and vegetable intake. They can also be a budget-friendly option, as you can often use leftovers or inexpensive ingredients to create a delicious and filling soup.</p></div></div>

5 Surprising Facts About Soup

National Soup Month FAQs

When is National Soup Month?

National Soup Month is celebrated on January 1 every year. In 2024 National Soup Month will occur on a Monday.

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