Join us, as we embark on a global expedition of flavours, traversing the continents through the delightful realm of soups. From time-honoured classics that warm the soul to exotic concoctions that ignite the palate, this culinary journey promises to be an odyssey of taste and culture. Soups are not only the perfect way to feed your family during the colder winter months, but they can also be an opportunity for you to expand your culinary horizons, learning about different cultures and flavours as your go along.
In this blog, we guide you through every step of how to do it, making the uncharted territories of global soups accessible and achievable.
Benefits of Exploring Global Soups
Culinary globe-trotting isn't just about recipes – it's a celebration of the world's rich tapestry of cultures. When you make soups (and other dishes for that matter) that are inspired by other cultures, it enables you to learn more about traditions passed down through generations, bridging gaps and fostering understanding across borders. Soups are not only little bowls of goodness but are generally highly nourishing dishes too. From comforting your senses on a rainy day to bolstering your immune system during cold seasons, these liquid delights are your ally in the journey towards holistic health.
A World of Flavors
At Whatsfordinner, we’ve curated a list of our favourite international soup recipes that have captured hearts and palates around the world. From the deep flavours of India to the spiciness of Mexico, enjoy this journey around the world with us. Spicy India This thick and tasty lentil soup is the perfect winter warmer, and so easy to make with Rajah Mild & Spicy curry powder and tinned coconut cream. It brings out the spiciness of the Indian culture, intertwined with the deep flavours of curry, coriander, ginger and garlic. View the full Spicy Coconut Lentil Soup recipe now.
Awesome South Africa
This soup combines the rich flavours of South Africa with the spiciness of Portugal, combined into one belly-warming soup. Depths of flavours like the smokiness of chorizo and the spiciness of chakalaka, make this recipe a winning international one. View the full Chakalaka Soup with Chorizo, Spinach and Paprika-Spiced Croutons recipe now.
The vibrant flavours of Mexico can be tasted in this popular chilli recipe which can double as a hearty, chunky soup too. Coriander, chipotle, kidney beans, oregano, and black peppercorns, combine perfectly in this recipe to bring out the true taste of Mexico. View the full Spicy Chipotle Bean Chilli recipe now.
The butternut squash is thought to have originated in North and Central America, giving rise to one of the most time-honoured soup recipes that are enjoyed the world over. This butternut soup recipe is simple, wholesome, and thanks to a little added plain yoghurt is rich and creamy too. View the full Easy Butternut Soup recipe now.
Sourcing High-Quality Spices for Soups
Spices will elevate any soup recipe to new heights. The transformative power of spices can elevate the simplest broth into a symphony of flavours. When it comes to what spices to have on hand at all times, we highly recommend Robertson’s range of herbs and spices to ensure your soups burst with authenticity and zest. These are the top 10 spices that you should always have in your pantry, as must-haves when preparing soups – and just about any other dish you can think of too:
- Black Pepper
- Chilli Powder
- Ground Ginger
These soups are more than just recipes; they are windows into cultures, connections, and the joy of discovery. Armed with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration garnered from this culinary voyage, we urge you to set sail on your adventure. Whether you're simmering a pot for your family, sharing a meal with friends, or embarking on a solo gastronomic escapade, remember that each spoonful is a ticket to a world of flavours waiting to be explored.
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