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Old 03-16-17, 12:54 PM   #51
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Old 03-16-17, 12:59 PM   #52
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If soup has to be warm, what the hell is gazpacho? Tomato cereal?
As a raw soup, gazpacho is the exception that proves the rule that a soup is cooked.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:05 PM   #53
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When Campbell's offers corflakes and milk sealed in a can then I'll consider cereal soup. Just remember, don't add water.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:08 PM   #54
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There are stupid threads, and there is this.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:47 PM   #55
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What you call stupid I call and early favorite for thread of the year.
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Old 03-16-17, 02:15 PM   #56
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Have you ever had borscht?
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Old 03-16-17, 02:37 PM   #59
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Have you ever had borscht?
Heck yeah! Only Polish, though.

And for those that put sour cream in it... you are monsters.
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In his AMA, Conan O'Brien ruled that due to the hinged bread, a hot dog is technically a taco.
What if you get those shitty buns that break into two distinct halves when you try to separate them from the rest of the pack? Would that be considered a sandwich? Or if you put the hot dog on something other than a hot dog bun?

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Old 03-20-17, 12:06 PM   #61
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So if I take the mental leap and accept the idea that the components of cereal could potentially be soup, there's still a problem of ratio. At least for me, I fill a bowl with cereal and put enough milk in there to satisfactorily coat the cereal. But in soup terms this would be like a bowl filled with chicken and noodles and just enough stock to keep them wet. Is it still a soup if the ratio of non-liquid to liquid elements is over 75% At this point it's closer to an 'au jus', or perhaps like a pasta dish with thin sauce.

Of course, if you're the type who has a big bowl full of milk and just a scoop of cereal in there with plenty of room to swim, that's more soupy I suppose. But do many people do that? Seems like overkill to me.
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So if I take the mental leap and accept the idea that the components of cereal could potentially be soup, there's still a problem of ratio. At least for me, I fill a bowl with cereal and put enough milk in there to satisfactorily coat the cereal. But in soup terms this would be like a bowl filled with chicken and noodles and just enough stock to keep them wet. Is it still a soup if the ratio of non-liquid to liquid elements is over 75% At this point it's closer to an 'au jus', or perhaps like a pasta dish with thin sauce.

Of course, if you're the type who has a big bowl full of milk and just a scoop of cereal in there with plenty of room to swim, that's more soupy I suppose. But do many people do that? Seems like overkill to me.
There's no wrong way to enjoy your soup. Some prefer cereal is like stew. Some prefer it like alphabet soup. There's room for more broth or less. Its all soup.

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Old 03-20-17, 03:48 PM   #63
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I'm against the death penalty but for the two of you that voted yes to this I'm fine with it.
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Old 03-20-17, 03:59 PM   #64
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I'm against the death penalty but for the two of you that voted yes to this I'm fine with it.
I really don't understand the push back on this. Your utensils and silverware are identical for soup whether it is hot or cold. What more proof do you need?
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No. I have dictionary facts to support me.
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Old 03-22-17, 08:20 AM   #66
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Another problem with the cereal-as-soup concept... in the grain to liquid dynamic, cereal is an analog to croutons. But soup doesn't require the croutons to be soup. If I have a bowl of tomato soup, that item will be soup whether or not I add the croutons or not.

But leave the cereal out of the bowl of milk... do you still have 'soup'? No, it's just a bowl of milk. Now, you could argue that some cereals actually change the nature of the milk through the combination - the cereal milk phenomenon - and that this process is what might classify milk and cereal as a soup. I'm not sure I'd 100% agree with this, but at least that indicates a fundamental change that could be arguable.

Also, if something edible + liquid is the only qualifier for you to consider something soup, then is Nestle Quik soup? Or Kool-Aid? They're tiny particles suspended in liquid. Or where is the size threshold?

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Some prefer cereal is like stew. Some prefer it like alphabet soup. There's room for more broth or less. Its all soup.
Is stew technically a soup, though? I know Chunky sells it as such, but many food sites disagree.

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Soup and stew are so similar in character that it can sometimes be difficult to tell them apart. At their core, they both rely on the same foundation of ingredients, but there is one important factor that differentiates these two hearty meals.

The Difference Between Soup and Stew
Both soup and stew are a combination of vegetables, meat, or fish cooked in liquid. What sets these two warm and hearty dishes apart is the amount of liquid that's used for each, with stews generally containing less liquid than soup.
http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-d...nd-stew-239405
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This thread is just about the saddest thing I've ever read.
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Old 03-22-17, 01:28 PM   #68
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I think I'm coming around. I had a nice stew of rolled oats and blueberries this morning.
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Mmmmmm thick viscous gravy and blueberries.
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Old 03-22-17, 02:39 PM   #70
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Cereal is a solid food, the milk is optional. Even then, milk is not a broth which is what a soup is and why the fuck am I even answering this ridiculous question?!?!
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Cereal is a solid food, the milk is optional. Even then, milk is not a broth which is what a soup is and why the fuck am I even answering this ridiculous question?!?!


I eat dry cereal, is that soup? No, of course not. But adding milk would suddenly make it a soup? So does that mean milk is soup? This whole thread is ridiculous!
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Old 03-22-17, 03:32 PM   #72
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I think a lot of people would be amazed to learn how many of their favorite soups contained milk and grain.
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At least for me, I fill a bowl with cereal and put enough milk in there to satisfactorily coat the cereal.
I need to address this because I don't think it's the first time I've heard this terminology.

I'll admit the other time I've heard this terminology was probably earlier in this thread.

What the living hell do you mean 'coat the cereal'? Are you tossing your cereal grains in a tumbler with a jigger of milk and then giving it a shake?

Do you basically have a bowl full of wet Cheerios that have nothing to float in?

Could you just eat handfuls of cereal followed with a swallow of milk, thus eliminating the bowl altogether?

Milk doesn't coat the cereal, cereal floats in the milk.
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Old 03-22-17, 04:24 PM   #74
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I don't think it's wrong to only want a light coat. Some cereals (like Cheerios) do get waterlogged very quickly. Some people are slow eaters or they like to mix in the dry stuff as they eat the mushy parts under the milk level. Or they splash the dryer areas so that it doesn't soak in too quickly.

There's nothing wrong with just a coat.
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Your utensils and silverware are identical for soup...
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One uses the oval soup spoon, boullion spoon, or cream soup spoon for soup. One may use either a table spoon or a tea spoon (as mouth size or preference determines) for cold cereal.

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