Good Question: When Is It Too Hot For Soup?

Here's a question from reader Bruce. He asks:

I'm inviting some folks over for dinner on Sunday and was thinking about making tortilla soup. The forecast is a high in the mid-70s, probably upper 60s-70 by dinner time. Do you think that's cool enough weather for warm soup?

Read on for our thoughts, a survey, and the recipe for that delicious tortilla soup above.

Is it ever too hot for soup? In Jamaica and other very hot parts of the world they insist that eating hot soup actually cools you off. And yet a really hot day just doesn't make equally hot soup look very appealing.

Bruce, our instinct is that warm weather, especially on a fall day when a breeze is blowing, is just fine for soup. But what do our readers think? Tell us here!

And if you're inspired now to make tortilla soup of your own, try the recipe that goes along with this photograph.

• Get the recipe: Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup at Greencolander's Flickr stream.

Related: Recipe: Fridge Clearing Avocado Soup

(Image: Flickr member Greencolander licensed for use under Creative Commons)