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
- How To Make Egg Drop Soup
- How To Make Miso Soup
- How To Make Quick Vietnamese Beef Noodle Pho
- Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)
- Hot & Sour Mushroom, Cabbage, and Rice Soup
- Pork Sinigang Soup
- Chinese Chicken Soup
- Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
- Vegetarian Dduk Gook (Korean Rice Cake Soup)
- Pork Dumpling Soup for Lunar New Year
Soups from North & South America
- Mexican Chicken Soup
- Cuban Black Bean Soup
- 30-Minute Chicken Posole
- Andean Potato & Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa)
- Colombian Ajiaco (Chicken and Potato Soup)
Soups from Europe
- How To Make French Onion Soup at Home
- Spanish Bean Soup (Potaje de Garbanzos)
- Turkey Avgolemono Soup
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Sherry-Garlic Soup with Smoked Paprika
- Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup (Ribollita)