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Soup winners from around the world and of course right here at home!

 Tomato and Apple Soup
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Soup is one of those super versatile and hearty foods that you can enjoy anytime for any meal.

It can be fancy or simple and homely, either way, you’re sure to come away satisfied!

Soup can also be really healthy and nutritious which is a bonus. Each country has its winning soup recipe with its own unique style and captures the countries flavours.

Links to the different recipes, can be found below.

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Some examples of soups from around the world include that of: 

  • Minestrone soup hails from Italy and is commonly made with beans, onions, celery, carrots and tomatoes and often includes pasta.
  • In China, hot and sour soup, includes a number of spices from ginger, white pepper and spicy chilli paste and has quite the zing.
  • Spain is renowned for their Gazpacho soup, which is a cold, tomato-based soup typically combining such ingredients as cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, salt and pepper. 
  • France and their French Onion Soup is simply delicious, caramelizing onions over a low heat until it gets to that sweet flavour and is quite brothy. Traditionally topped with a slice of French bread and grated gruyere cheese then broiled before serving.

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  • Miso Soup is the ultimate staple soup in Japanese cuisine. It's made with dashi broth mixed with miso paste. Along with dashi, miso is a traditional food that's one of the fundamental ingredients of Japanese cooking
  • In India the national soup is mulligatawny soup. This is a fragrant recipe that is spiced with curry and made with creamy lentils, carrots, apples and coconut milk.
  • Grilled chicken tortilla Mexican soup n recipe is loaded with filling toppings like grilled chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes and a tequila cream. Fast, flavourful, fun and filling! Can be served with fried tortilla strips
  • Harira is the national soup of Morocco and is known to be a staple food eaten traditionally during the month of Ramadan, when the tomato-based soup is served with a side of dates and a honey-soaked sweet treat known as chebakya following a day of fasting. Filled with lentils and vermicelli noodles or rice to thicken the mixture, as well as chickpeas and a blend of fresh herbs and spices Its roots, however, spread across the North African region known as the Maghreb, of which Morocco is a part.

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Now here at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, the head culinary artist, Theo Mannie shares some local South African favourites that will definitely having you “heating up your kitchen" for winter to keep the chill at bay.

So, from the team at Granny Mouse, stay warm and if you can’t pop in to visit your “favourite Granny” in the Midlands and we will keep you hearty and snug with our hearty homemade soup recipes!

Recipe for Artichoke Soup

Recipe for Coconut & Prawn Soup

Recipe for Tomato & Apple Soup

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