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
Versatile for casual soup meals or warm winter beverages, the coaster doubles as a lid to keep the contents warm.
This is not your average clunky spoon rest — it's sleek, minimal and modern.
Suite One Studio makes some of my favorite porcelain pieces for both photos and dining at home.
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.
A large-capacity stock pot is a must-have in my kitchen. Le Creuset has classic and colorful options.
This cookbook lives in my kitchen in colder months. It has so much inspiration for using seasonal produce.
Beautiful serving pieces, like this vintage-inspired ladle, can make serving simple everyday soups seem special.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm currently in love with this vintage-style thermos. It's a hip way to take soup for lunch, picnics or road trips.
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.
This set is a great gift idea for a soup lover — the All Clad metal ramekins are really unique.
Specially designed for a ramen noodle restaurant in Japan, this "spork" is a super neat kitchen addition for fans of Asian-inspired soups.
Fresh herbs are always a touch I add to my soup recipes, and indoor herb gardens let you do that year-round.
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