Soups come in two versions-thin soups
and thick soups. Thin soups are clear soups and involve simple
ingredients. Thick soups are purees with many ingredients added
together with a thickening agent such as blended corn flour.
In olden days some soups such as herbal
soups serve as health supplements and have medicinal properties. Today
soups provide our body with water and mineral salts. Because soups are
taken hot, it is a favorite during cold weather. Soups are often
served an an appetizer with most meals.
To cook a good soup, one must use
ingredients in the correct proportions. For flavor, seasoning is
added. Thick soups must not be too thick otherwise lumps will form. A
well prepared soup has a full flavor and sufficient seasoning.