I must confess, I’m not of a soup eater.
I think it stems to how I used to eat it as a child. I’d butter about 8 slices of white bread, eschew the spoon and just start dipping. I think that the comedian Seann Walsh says it best (skip to about 2:19):
I can’t say that I have one favourite cuisine. Every single country has amazing dishes to choose from, so I refuse to choose. I also hate accidental rhymes so I’m going to rephrase that. I reserve the right to not make a decision. There we go, I feel so much more comfortable with that.
That being said (the favourite cuisine thing, not the rhyming thing), I do have a favourite style of food and that is what I like to call “Cottage Food”. That’s because I’m not referring to it as peasant food. That’s just rude.
You know what I mean, the sort of food that you can imagine someone making in a little house somewhere with a recipe that has been passed down from generation. Meals such as chilli con carne, shepherd’s pie and fish pie. Comfort food, in a nutshell. Just bloody good stodge.