Campbell’s had it right when they launched their direct, simple “Soup is good food” slogan. (Not to be confused with the Dead Kennedys’ “Soup is Good Food”.)
What they had wrong was that the stuff they sell in tins cannot really compare to real soup or real food. The gelatinous slugs and glugs of “cream of mushroom” just cannot be called soup or food. And most of the more, um, liquefied (?) soups are more like a salt lick in fluid form.
Homemade soup is simple and possibly the best thing ever. End of story.
I don’t cook for myself much but when I do, it is almost always soup because soup is just amazing.
My favorites are my Thai red curry roasted carrot soup and lately a creamy roasted broccoli curry soup. (I tried my hand using a recipe for broccoli soup quite a long time ago, but I would go with the other one with roasted broccoli.)
In these blustery, snowbound days of winter, there is nothing finer.