You Are What You Ladle: A beginner’s guide to soup

soup is good for you

The weather is getting worse and Brown students are quickly turning towards the same coping mechanism: soup. I have a strange fixation with soup and I’m not entirely sure why. As I kid, I liked Campbell’s alphabet soup because I liked to spell out words like “Lizzie” and “McGuire.” As an adolescent, I loved Bowling for Soup (see: good band, not angsty, 1985). And now I eat soup whenever I get the chance. Soup is the ultimate lazy food (you don’t have to waste your time chewing it), making it perfect for the slow and rainy start of October. Yesterday, I turned around in the Ratty to find everyone in the front cave with a bowl in hand (Chicken Mulligatawny hooray!). Yet soup is as divisive as it is unifying, and what you choose to slurp says a lot about who you are. Below is a comprehensive guide to soups at Brown. Choose wisely.

Carrot Ginger with Agave (Ratty): Young n’ Hip

The carrot ginger at the Ratty is the perfect soup for when you’re feeling trendy. Nothing is hipper than saying the word “agave” at the end of your sentence. The combination of the carrot and ginger is surprisingly good, but if you’re truly #hip then you’re not surprised because you #alreadyknew. Added bonus: this soup epitomizes Ratty Gourmet, making it perfect for your #Instagram account.


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