Celebrity Soup Facts:
- Elvis Presley often enjoyed potato cheese soup with
French fried onion rings on top.
- Judy Garland was on an MGM Studio slim-down diet
of chicken soup.
- Howard Hughes lived on soup after withdrawing from
the world and living alone in sealed hotel rooms.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy almost always had soup and
a sandwich for lunch.
- Queen Victorias favorite soup of chicken and
ham became known as Queen Victoria Soup.
- Minnie Mouse loves smoky cheese soup.
- Abraham Lincoln celebrated his inauguration as 16th
president with mock turtle soup.
- George Washington often dined on vegetable soup
with fried bread.
- Bouillon was originally a clarified liquid in which
meat, poultry, or vegetables had been cooked.
- The forerunner of bouillon cubes and instant bouillon
was a slowly boiled stock cooked to jelly consistency and dried in
the sun. This dry concentrated bouillon became known as Portable Soup
or Pocket Soup.
- The use of bouillon can be traced to 18th-century
- In the 1980s, the Bloody Bull was the hottest drink
on Wall Street. The drink was a Bloody Mary with bouillon.
- The word "bouillon" is derived from the
French word, "boulir," meaning "to boil."
- Bouillon has been a key ingredient in European kitchens
since the 1800s and was used to enrich gravies, soups, and sauces.
- In the early 1900s bouillon was literally unknown
to the average American cook.
- There is actually a Castle of Bouillon dating from
1076, now a tourist attraction in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.
- "Bouillon" is the 36,215th most popular
last name in the United States.
- Silvain Wyler and his wife, Arma, founded the Wyler
Company in 1931, and began by importing bouillon from Europe.
- Wyler & Company started with seven employees
and one product, the Chicken Bouillon Cube.
- Initially, Wyler & Company imported bouillon
products from France.
- Wylers® completed
a state of the art manufacturing facility in 1965 for its Wylers
Bouillon and Soup products. It was considered to be the most efficient,
high-quality bouillon process in the country.
- In 1967 Wylers® developed its
first national advertising campaign.
- In the mid 1960s, the Wyler family donated a personal
gift of more than $2 million that enabled The University of Chicago
to begin construction of the nations newest childrens hospital.
- In October 2000, Wylers
broke the Guinness Record for the Worlds Largest Bowl of Soup
- 662 Gallons!
- The English word "soup" originated from
the Middle Ages word "sop," a bread slice over which meat
drippings were ladled.
- Soup and sandwich were born of European influence.
- From all archaeological evidence, soup dates back
to 6000 B.C.
- In the U.S.A. it is estimated that 2.2 billion soup
and sandwich meals are consumed a year.
- During a typical two-week period in the U.S.A.,
65% of households serve at least one bowl of soup.
- Vegetable soup has become a healthy meal staple
in the last decade because of the phytochemical compounds found in
vegetables that may fight cancer.
- It is thought that chicken soup has natural healing
powers for the common cold.
- "Soup is sensitive. You dont catch steak
hanging around when youre poor and sick, do you?"-Judith
- "Its a comforting sort of thing to have," said
Christopher Robin. -House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne
- "Soups On" is a familiar expression
that dates back to Shakespeares The Dying Nun Ballet, and to
this day means dinner is ready, whether its soup or not!