When it's particularly cold and snowy outside in New York, my mind often wanders to travel. The destination doesn't have to be warm or even close to the beach, but it does have to be new and exciting. If you don't have the time or money to spend on a plane ticket this time of year, let a simple bowl of soup transport you somewhere special.
Pick up some new spices and produce at the grocery store and travel around the world for dinner with a Cuban black bean soup, vegetarian pho, and an Italian wedding soup. No passport required.
I'm daydreaming about visiting China and Vietnam right now, so I've got my eye on that vegetarian pho and pork dumpling soup. While I've eaten pho many times at restaurants, I've never personally made it at home. It might not be a trip across the world, but making pho in my kitchen might be enough of an adventure for a weekend.
21 Soups from Around the World
There are many other places to visit with the help of your soup bowl. Do you have any globally inspired soups you'd like to add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
Soups from Asia
Soups from North & South America
Soups from Europe
(Image credits: Faith Durand; Emma Christensen; Emily Han; Kathryn Hill; Nealey Dozier; Guest of The Kitchn; Sara Kate Gillingham; Stephanie Barlow)