Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Paean to Campbell's Soups

If you read this blog even occasionally, you know of my love and devotion for the mere concept of soup. I believe it to be not only as close to perfect a food as food gets, but often also a perfect representation of the culture from which that soup originates. When I say I am making such a soup, I am painstaking in doing it properly, and with authenticity. Yet my pantry almost always has two Campbell's condensed soups: Tomato and Chicken Noodle.

They do in fact qualify under any definition of "soup", but for me they take a special place - a comfort, or sick, food. This is what I my Mother fed me when I was under the weather. And, man, have I been under the weather the last week. I decide it was a good time to get pneumonia. Chills, fever, barking cough, difficulty breathing and worst of all a complete and utter loss of appetite. For the most part I was living on water and Canada Dry Ginger Ale (accept no substitutes). But when I did crave something more, it was one or the other of these.

So, here's to the pride of Camden, New Jersey, and here's to comfort foods!


redman said...

my all time favorite comfort food: campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese. Yay.

Scotty said...

Dude, I am so with you. Grilled cheese, but only with squares of the processed cheese product on commercial white bread.

But, last week, solids were out!

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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