National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Homemade Soup Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Homemade Soup Day Fun Facts

Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm, but may be cool or cold. It is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth.

  • February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day.
  • The earliest archaeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup.
  • Traditionally, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch.
  • Soup isn’t always served hot. In warmer climates like Spain, cold soup alternatives, like tomato-based gazpacho, are popular.
  • The Campbell Company was the first to invent condensed soup. They introduced it to the world in 1897.

How To Observe National Homemade Soup Day

  • Make up a soup and experiment with it as a new offering for your food truck customers.
  • Use #NationalHomemadeSoupDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

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National Homemade Soup Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any soup day fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Soup Fun Facts