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Soup has sometimes been shown to fill you up even more than solid veg. This is what makes it a handy dieting tool. Horizon: What’s the Right Diet For You? II, BBC 2015
That bowl of soup – it was dearer than freedom, dearer than life itself, past, present, and future. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
Helen Anderson, 26, was found dead in bed by her mother at her home in Cleadon Park, South Shields, South Tyneside on April 6.
For several months before her death, the talented musician, who played violin, piano and guitar, and once auditioned for the Northern Sinfonia, existed on a diet of just water and soup.
She lost almost six stones in weight, despite her parents, Michael and Hazel Anderson, pleading with her to eat more.
Her body was so starved of sugar it began to eat into its own reserve of fat, the inquest in South Shields heard.
This caused a metabolic chemical reaction called ketoacidosis, which killed her. Telegraph online article 28th July 2009 ‘Soup and Water Diet Killed Mother’
The making of a good soup is quite an art ... Either they over-complicate the composition of the dish, or they attach only minor importance to it, reserving their talents for the meal itself, and so it frequently happens that the soup does not correspond in quality to the rest of the dishes, nevertheless, the quality of the soup should foretell that of the entire meal. Madame Seignobos, Comment on Forme une Cuisiniere. 1904
I know that many people think that their guests will find a simple vegetable soup dull, and so attempt to dress it up in some ‘original’ way. I don’t think myself that a well-made vegetable soup, tasting fresh and buttery, and properly seasoned, is ever dull (I am talking about home-made soups). Elizabeth David, French Provincial Cooking: Les Potages
Gentlemen do not take soup at luncheon. Lord Curzon, 1859-1925
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup! Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Augustus was a chubby lad;
Fat ruddy cheeks Augustus had;
And everybody saw with joy
The plump and hearty, healthy boy.
He ate and drank as he was told,
And never let his soup get cold.
But one day, one cold winter’s day,
He screamed out, ‘Take the soup away!
O take the nasty soup away!
I won’t have any soup today.’ Heinrich Hoffman, 1809-94, Struwwelpeter
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. Ludwig van Beethoven
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the ultimate comfort meal. Ina Garten
What’s a soup kitchen? Paris Hilton
Me? I’m just a dead fly in the soup of the tycoon’s banquet. I’ve got a nuisance value – sticking pins in pomposity. The Party’s Over 1965 starring Olivier Reed & Clifford David & Ann Lynn & Katherine Woodville & Louise Sorel & Mike Pratt & Maurice Browning & Jonathan Burn & Roddy Maude-Roxby et al, director Guy Hamilton, Reed