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In Defense of Soup

I feel that there should be a book called In Defense of Soup.

I have no idea what the plot would entail, or even why soup needs to be defended, except that soup is a very nice thing to have, especially on days when you are congested* and therefore cannot taste much except soup, which somehow maintains most of its flavor in the face of seasonal allergies and the like.

Besides, shouldn’t something like soup have a champion? There are all sorts of health benefits to soup, and when I go a Google search (which is, after all, the preeminent research tool when it comes to hastily composed blog entries) there are people defending all sorts of specific soups (Split pea! Parsnip and Leek! Alphabet!), but no one seems to be championing soup, in and of itself.

I don’t want to become the Soup Champion myself, I just feel that there should be one. Someone should write a Soup Apology akin to Plato’s oh-so-famous one and then spread it around so the whole world could enjoy the soupy fun.

And really, that’s all I have to say on the subject.

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