Soups, more than most other dishes, can carry an air of mystery. Through the magic of browned meat, long simmering, and aromatic herbs, a good soup provokes the question, "What went into this, anyway?" And sometimes you, as the cook, will be pleasantly perplexed as to how much taste was created from a simple mix of vegetables.
Has this ever happened to you? What was the most surprisingly delicious soup you ever created — and, on the flip side, are there soups you are obsessed with recreating? Here are two of my own delicious soup surprises.