Saturday, April 30, 2011

Soup Day

In the movie The Tale of Despereaux, the first Sunday in May is Soup Day.

Mulligatawny Soup, from Life's Ambrosia
It's an annual celebration of soup, in a kingdom known for soup. There's a parade, and everyone wears a hat depicting a favorite soup ingredient.

People wear hats that look like onions, and tomatoes, and mushrooms, and so many things. The scene passes quickly, but, like the rest of the movie, it's visually captivating.

So, tomorrow is the first Sunday in May. Soup Day. I'm making Mulligatawny based on this recipe, making a few little changes, like swapping out the chicken stock for lamb stock — my Easter leg of lamb, resurrected.

And we'll probably watch The Tale of Despereaux.

If we had a parade in honor of Soup Day, what kind of hat would you wear?

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