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Friday, December 18, 2009

Soup in the News

Hope everyone had a full and productive week filled with creating and testing new soups. If not, this week's rundown complete with soup robots, trendy soups in NYC, and classic winter staples is sure to inspire you for a productive soupy experience next week, until then...
  • Super Bowls, featured in New York Magazine and written by Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite, this soup-tastic article cover the best winter soups, which as the authors note is "a bona fide culinary religion." The piece also features the 50 best soups in NYC, along with soups in rundown of soups in in New York, Boston, Philly, LA, and Chicago, and a review of the best canned soups. A must-read for soup lovers who want to check out some of the latest and greatest in the world of soups. Check it out at http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/62643/.
  • Spotlight Recipes: 6 Easy Soups, written by Dana Angelo White, the article covers the easiest soups to prepare in the winter. White, who didn't write the recipes herself gave a summary of the best of the best in winter soups including such classics as tomato basil soup, Tuscan vegetable soup, split pea, and speedy soup, which is essentially a chicken soup with some spinach. White's organization of the recipes from the food network can be found at http://blog.healthyeats.com/blog/2009/12/14/spotlight-recipes-easy-soups/.
  • Cooky robots will make soup for you, won't clean up afterwards, written by Donald Melanson, the article discusses how a research team is crafting robots that are programmed to make soup. Robots making soup? Not sure I get it why we need that, but according to the piece these soup-crafted robots are programmed to collect items, mix them together, and put them in a pot as they make soup based on your recipe. Not completely replacing us yet though since these soupy bots have some kinks — you have to label ingredients for the robot and program it to understand how long your soup should cook. After all that does the soup actually taste good? According to the piece, the robot soup "appears to be edible," but I think this is one area that should still be left to us humanoids. Check out this bizarre piece at: http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/15/cooky-robots-will-make-soup-for-you-wont-clean-up-afterwards/


  1. I do like the idea of 6 easy soups for winter! Not so sure about a robot cooking me soup though. That's why I cook...no robots required. Now, if they had robots cleaning up, that would be something.

  2. Yea, the robot soup maker doesn't jive well with me either and it sounds like it would take the fun out of the actual prep and creativity of making soups. I'm with you with that cleaning robot.lol

  3. oh I haven't seen any of that - great to know!