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Guest Picks: Soup Essentials
Warm up with 20 ways to serve a better bowl of soup
Soup — of all kinds — is my absolute favorite food. It's also something that I write about and photograph quite often for my blog. This month's collection of items consists of things that I love for the soup-making kitchen. I've found stylish serving pieces, cookware with pops of color and a few items to make your soup presentation really special. — Tami from Running with Tweezers
Mug with Lid - $8
Versatile for casual soup meals or warm winter beverages, the coaster doubles as a lid to keep the contents warm.
Simon Pearce Brookfield Spoon Rest - $35
This is not your average clunky spoon rest — it's sleek, minimal and modern.
Porcelain Pottery Bowls in Golden Yellow and White by Suite One Studio - $52
Suite One Studio makes some of my favorite porcelain pieces for both photos and dining at home.
Vitamix 5200 - with Compact Container - $449
I would be lost without my Vitamix. It's the most used appliance in my kitchen — nothing compares to the texture of soups made in this thing.
Le Creuset - 8qt. Stockpot - $80
A large-capacity stock pot is a must-have in my kitchen. Le Creuset has classic and colorful options.
Vegetables From An Italian Garden: Season-By-Season Recipes - $39.95
This cookbook lives in my kitchen in colder months. It has so much inspiration for using seasonal produce.
Antique-Silver Ladle - $29
Beautiful serving pieces, like this vintage-inspired ladle, can make serving simple everyday soups seem special.
ELLY Dish Towel - $3.49
The vintage vibe of these towels makes me happy, and at less than $4 for four of them, you don't care if they get stained with canned tomatoes.
Large Double-Handled Soup Bowls - $32
I love these double-handled soup crocks for hearty french onion soups and stews. They're oven safe so you can melt gooey cheese and toast bread on top!
Flame Top Round Dutch Oven/Stewpot, 7qt. - $235
I adore my Emile Henry Stewpot. The 7-quart capacity makes it easy to cook big batches of soups and stews in a lightweight pot.
Smart Stick Hand Blender - Green - $32.99
When I don't feel like hauling out the Vitamix, or I'm making soup in small batches, I whizz stuff up in the pot with my Cuisinart immersion blender. I'm in love with this kelly green color.
Weck Canning Jars - $3.95
I use Weck glass jars for soup storage. They are so minimal, let the soup shine through the glass, and don't discolor or take on odors like some plastic storage containers.
Round Canape Plates - $4.99
I love the idea of gussying up plain white soup cups with graphic saucers or charger plates. These would be a great conversation starter at a dinner party.
Bernardaud "Dune Blue" Soup Tureen - $790
While I tend to lean toward minimal dishes and serving pieces, I'm a sucker for a beautiful tureen. The color of this one makes me swoon.
Hot/Cold Food Jar 10oz. - $8.92
I'm currently in love with this vintage-style thermos. It's a hip way to take soup for lunch, picnics or road trips.
8-piece Spoon Coffee Mug, White - $15.80
I love the idea of having a set of these for entertaining. They're a really fun way to present a taste or soup course.
All Clad Stainless Steel Simply Soup Set - $189
This set is a great gift idea for a soup lover — the All Clad metal ramekins are really unique.
Ramen Spoon and Fork - $14
Specially designed for a ramen noodle restaurant in Japan, this "spork" is a super neat kitchen addition for fans of Asian-inspired soups.
Culinary Growing Kit - $69.95
Fresh herbs are always a touch I add to my soup recipes, and indoor herb gardens let you do that year-round.