If you’re a brown, middle class peasant like me, you’ve experienced the following situation: You are at a nice restaurant with your family. Food is served. Your mum takes a bite and says “We could have just made this at home!”
I say this whenever I see someone ordering Tomato soup in a restaurant. I get that you could order it, it’s on the menu. But why would you order it? Sometimes I think I keep my mother’s spirit alive by being such a bitch in a restaurant.
It’s really simple to make because literally peasants invented this soup. In the good old days, tomatoes were considered ‘poisonous’ and so not good for human consumption. However, if you’re a starving peasant you’ll basically eat anything. And so we got tomato soup.
Now, it’s soup so it’s considered healthy or whatever and I’ve seen too many dates go gaga over this soup for reasons beyond my understanding. I always pair this soup up with a grilled cheese sandwich though, so it renders the whole ‘healthy’ part moot. Pro tip, buy really ripe tomatoes that are available at throwaway prices and make this. If your garlic taste uncooked just add a lot of water and let it boil off for half an hour. It always saddens me to see someone order this at a restaurant, or worse, make this from one of those dehydrated packets. If you don’t want to be one of those paupers, let’s Go To The Kitchen.