The Super Souper Challenge – The Roundup! December 12, 2006


Let me say this first: If you don’t like soup, come back on Thursday. This is about to be a long-ass entry!

Wow, folks. No. Seriously. WOW.

I tried to count how many entries there were…and apparently I have some sort of impairment because I couldn’t count that high! I so appreciate all of your entries to the Super Souper Challenge. This came about as a tribute to my mom…and the response was overwhelming! There are so many talented and creative food bloggers out there – many of whom I didn’t even know about. There were entries from as close by as Augusta, Georgia…and as far away as Zimbabwe! What a great way to get to know each other. It’s true what they say – food really *does* bring people together.

There were so many amazing entries to this challenge…so I am still deliberating the winner. Check back on Wednesday, December 13th to see who wins a special prize for being so souper!

Without further ado, let’s start the show!

Foodnmore_1 Anupama of the UK’s Food-n-More starts us off light and easy with her Clear Veg Soup.

Austinbush_1 Austin, representing his blog RealThai all the way from Bangkok, shares his recipe for Tom Yam Kung. Nice action shots, Austin!

Borscht_2 Freya of the UK’s Writing At The Kitchen Table shares her loves of beets with an informative post and her Borscht recipe.

Fishfinger Germany’s Ulrike at Kuchenlatein sent along a recipe her whole family enjoys: Pea and Pesto Soup with Fish Finger Croutons. I didn’t know fish *had* fingers!

Peasoup2 The host of the Monthly Mingle, Germany’s Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?, serves up an updated recipe for Pea Soup.

Enthus_1 Elle over at Feeding My Enthusiasms in California sent in the first of several butternut squash soups with her Suave Butternut Squash Soup. I agree- everything is better when shared with friends.

Turkish_1 Ceviz, whose lives in Australia but blogs about Only Turkish Food, shared a really interesting Turkish Wedding Soup.

Veronica Veronica of Veronica’s Test Kitchen in Virginia submitted another delicious seasonal soup recipe with her Apple Rutabaga Soup.

Tomato20soup Another California food blogger, Mythreyee of Try This Recipe, sent in her version of the classic and yummy Cream of Tomato soup.

Turkeyricesoup Yet *another* California blogger, Jeanne of Mommy Cooks, cooked up a satisfying hearty Cream Turkey Rice Soup.

Cauliflowersoup200px California representing! Anita from Married with Dinner contributed a delicious and unusual Blue Cheese and Cauliflower Soup.

Lamb Switzerland’s own San from Dans la cuisine des Frangines got seasonal with her Butternut Soup with Orange Laquered Lamb.

Rasam Rinku of New York’s Cooking in Westchester sent in a variation of a theme with a Sweet and Spicy Apple Butternut Squash Rasam

Karkos Phil of Phnomenon – all the way from Cambodia – submitted a great and informative post about Samlor Karko.

Potatopancetta Eliza of Oregon’s Notes from my Food Diary shared her beautifully-photographed classic with a twist: Creamy Potato Soup with Pancetta Croutons.

Barley_vegetable_soup NYC’s Stephanie, who blogs on Scrumptious Street, sent along a hearty and healthy Barley and Vegetable Soup with Lemon and Herbs.

Rogs1 Peabody of Seattle’s Culinary Concoctions by Peabody got up close and personal with a gorgeous Roasted Onion and Gorgonzola Soup.

Borscht2 Helen of Beyond Salmon, who is eating for two in Boston, sent in two recipes: her recipe for the classic Borscht and a substantial Kale Bean Soup. Nice steam action, fyi!

Fridge Virginia’s Amber of My Aim Is True thinks that soup-making is synonymous with fridge cleaning with her yummy chock full Warm Wintery Soup.

Cd Lara, of Seattle’s Cook and Eat, manages to take a gorgeous photo of a food that’s so yummy but not necessarily the most photogenic – Chicken and Dumplings.

Gumbo Representing Jackson, Mississippi is Claire from Cooking is Medicine who is checking in with a regional favorite, Louisiana Gumbo.

Minestrone_4 A Southern neighbor, Monisha from South Carolina, gets into the thick of her Minestrone Con Pesto on her blog, Coconut Chutney.

Bestyet Mercedes, of New York’s Desert Candy, channels Thomas Keller with her Best Yet Butternut Soup.

Jhianna of Colorado, whose blog wins for laugh-out-loud-ability with the name Queen of the Marginally Bright, recreates a Ming Tsai recipe with her Garlic, Beef, and Mushroom Stew.

Chorizo26chickpeasoup2 Anna of Sydney, who worries about her lack of food styling ability on Morsels & Musings, more than makes up for it with taste in her Chorizo & Chickpea Soup.

Yet another Anne! This one, from Germany over at Anne In The Kitchen, makes a yummy soup with a mouthful of a name with Süße Kürbiscremesuppe or Sweet(ish) Pumpkin Soup.

Tomyam It’s nice to see the men joining the fray. Stu, who has so many blogs he has to name them Stuart Blog 2, served up some Asian flavor with his recipe for Tom Yam Gung.

Turnip_1 Hamburg’s Petra contributes a version of one of my favorite soups, Turnip Mulligatawny, over at FoodFreak.

Mushroomsoup_1 Zsofi in Brussels, who heaps praise on yours truly (you’re too kind!) on your blog Chili and Vanilia, shares a beautiful Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Sour Cream.

Veggie_1 Smita of Rochester’s Smita Serves You Right, brings in two recipes for vegetarians with her Veggie Sausage with Navy Beans and Spinach, as well as her Vegetarian Chili.

Barbara_1 Australia’s Barbara at Winos and Foodies, an originator of blog events herself, wings it with her Water Spinach and Zucchini Soup.

Noodles_1 Checking in from Spain, Kochtopf’s Zorra serves up a comforting Noodles-Chicken-Lemon Soup.

Pomegranatesoup3hb_1 Habeas Brulee’s Danielle, who blogs from Brooklyn NY (i was just there and *loved* it!), shares a fascinating and delicious sounding recipe for a Persian Pomegranate Soup – nice close ups!

Brandoneats_1 Brandon of Virginia’s eponymous Brandon Eats posted an informative and yummy post about Caldo Gallego – the accompanying tortilla looks delicious, as well!

Greenchilepozole_1 Finally a fellow Georgian! Lynne from Cafe Lynnlu shares a beautifully garnished Green Pozole with Chicken.

Vitamin Esther, who blogs from Paris with the adorable Boxcar Kitchen, wants to make sure we all get our vitamins with her Watercress Leek Soup.

Carrot A Hungarian living in Germany, Mamma at Dalla Cucina – lightens it up with a Cream of Carrot Soup with Coconut and Passionfruit.

Peachorizo An American in Germany, Mia of Nosh contributes her version of Pea Soup with Crispy Chorizo.

Oct_1761 Blogging from Chicago (my favorite town *and* my hometown), Lakshmimmal of Cook Food, Serve Love gets lots of flavor with simple ingredients with her Spicy Red Potato Stew.

Bouillabase2 Briylnn of CANADA’s Jumbo Empanadas gets the award for funniest post with her "bop it on the head" Bouillabaisse.

Mintrasam With one of the most unusual recipes, Sugar and Spice’s Priya from Arkansas shares a refreshing (and beautifully photographed) Mint Soup.

Hookedonheat Hearty without being heavy, Meena of Ontario’s Hooked on Heat posted her Meatball Noodle Soup.

Bowl20of20ful20medames Last but not least…all the way from Zimbabwe! Carolyn from Field to Feast shares a scrumptious Ful Medamas or Fava Bean Stew.


Danielle Dec 12, 2006 07:12 am

What an incredible array of soups! Thanks for putting this together, Tami.

Jeanne Dec 12, 2006 08:12 am

Mmm, soup for dinner! But which one, which one?!
Thanks for hosting —

Claire Dec 12, 2006 10:12 am

Wow! What a lot of soup! They all look great…you’ve got a hard choice coming! :-) I guess you’ll have to sit down to a nice bowl of soup and ponder. Thanks for hosting and such a great event.

Foodfreak Dec 12, 2006 11:12 am

Stunnning. What a great choice of soups from around the world. I am glad I could be part of it and I see many recipes to try… yummy.

Anita Dec 12, 2006 12:12 pm

Holy cow, Tami! 40+ soups?! I think you struck a chord. :D
What a gorgeous collection.

peabody Dec 12, 2006 03:12 pm

Wow that is a lot of soup. All of them look wonderful!

Priya S&S Dec 12, 2006 03:12 pm

Wow! What a roundup!

Priya S&S Dec 12, 2006 03:12 pm

Wow! What a roundup!

Elle Dec 12, 2006 05:12 pm

Great soups…may take a while to cook so many…and beautifully presented.

Brilynn Dec 12, 2006 05:12 pm

Everything looks really good, it’s a talented bunch that submitted entries to you souper event… One small adjustment, I’m Canadian. California’s sunnier and warmer and I wouldn’t mind visiting, but I’m currently stuck in the snow… ;)

Meeta Dec 12, 2006 10:12 pm

OMG! This is like a Soup Bible, An incredible list of “souper” soups Tami. Great round-up. I’ve bookmarked this page and it will certainly see us through the cold winter. Thank you for hosting!

Anupama Dec 13, 2006 02:12 am

That is a great Round-up Tami. We all have a wonderful array of soups now to face the cold winter. And all thanks to you.

eliza Dec 14, 2006 10:12 am

very nice round-up and a lot of tasty soups too! thanks for hosting this tammi!