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 Victoria’s 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 France.
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.
Wyler’s® completed a state of the art manufacturing facility in 1965 for its Wyler’s Bouillon and Soup products. It was considered to be the most efficient, high-quality bouillon process in the country.
In 1967 Wyler’s® 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 nation’s newest children’s hospital.
In October 2000, Wyler’s broke the Guinness Record for the World’s 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 don’t catch steak hanging around when you’re poor and sick, do you?"-Judith Martin
"It’s a comforting sort of thing to have," said Christopher Robin. -House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne
"Soup’s On" is a familiar expression that dates back to Shakespeare’s The Dying Nun Ballet, and to this day means dinner is ready, whether it’s soup or not!