I love soup. Not the stuff that comes in a can. Not the stuff that comes wrapped in plastic. OK, I lied. I do like Ramen Noodle soup. I'm not proud of the fact, but I do.
But real, homemade from scratch soup satisfies the hunger of the body and the soul. And a thick luscious stew on a chilly evening puts the world right again. Even a lightweight broth before a meal is a good way to kill the ravenous beast inside, making it easy to enjoy the coming dinner.