Let me say this first: If you don't like soup, come back on Thursday. This is about to be a long-ass entry!
Wow, folks. No. Seriously. WOW.
I tried to count how many entries there were...and apparently I have some sort of impairment because I couldn't count that high! I so appreciate all of your entries to the Super Souper Challenge. This came about as a tribute to my mom...and the response was overwhelming! There are so many talented and creative food bloggers out there - many of whom I didn't even know about. There were entries from as close by as Augusta, Georgia...and as far away as Zimbabwe! What a great way to get to know each other. It's true what they say - food really *does* bring people together.
There were so many amazing entries to this challenge...so I am still deliberating the winner. Check back on Wednesday, December 13th to see who wins a special prize for being so souper!
Without further ado, let's start the show!
Anupama of the UK's Food-n-More starts us off light and easy with her Clear Veg Soup.
Austin, representing his blog RealThai all the way from Bangkok, shares his recipe for Tom Yam Kung. Nice action shots, Austin!
Freya of the UK's Writing At The Kitchen Table shares her loves of beets with an informative post and her Borscht recipe.
Germany's Ulrike at Kuchenlatein sent along a recipe her whole family enjoys: Pea and Pesto Soup with Fish Finger Croutons. I didn't know fish *had* fingers!
The host of the Monthly Mingle, Germany's Meeta of What's For Lunch Honey?, serves up an updated recipe for Pea Soup.
Elle over at Feeding My Enthusiasms in California sent in the first of several butternut squash soups with her Suave Butternut Squash Soup. I agree- everything is better when shared with friends.
Ceviz, whose lives in Australia but blogs about Only Turkish Food, shared a really interesting Turkish Wedding Soup.
Veronica of Veronica's Test Kitchen in Virginia submitted another delicious seasonal soup recipe with her Apple Rutabaga Soup.
Another California food blogger, Mythreyee of Try This Recipe, sent in her version of the classic and yummy Cream of Tomato soup.
Yet *another* California blogger, Jeanne of Mommy Cooks, cooked up a satisfying hearty Cream Turkey Rice Soup.
California representing! Anita from Married with Dinner contributed a delicious and unusual Blue Cheese and Cauliflower Soup.
Switzerland's own San from Dans la cuisine des Frangines got seasonal with her Butternut Soup with Orange Laquered Lamb.
Rinku of New York's Cooking in Westchester sent in a variation of a theme with a Sweet and Spicy Apple Butternut Squash Rasam
Phil of Phnomenon - all the way from Cambodia - submitted a great and informative post about Samlor Karko.
Eliza of Oregon's Notes from my Food Diary shared her beautifully-photographed classic with a twist: Creamy Potato Soup with Pancetta Croutons.
NYC's Stephanie, who blogs on Scrumptious Street, sent along a hearty and healthy Barley and Vegetable Soup with Lemon and Herbs.
Peabody of Seattle's Culinary Concoctions by Peabody got up close and personal with a gorgeous Roasted Onion and Gorgonzola Soup.
Virginia's Amber of My Aim Is True thinks that soup-making is synonymous with fridge cleaning with her yummy chock full Warm Wintery Soup.
Lara, of Seattle's Cook and Eat, manages to take a gorgeous photo of a food that's so yummy but not necessarily the most photogenic - Chicken and Dumplings.
Representing Jackson, Mississippi is Claire from Cooking is Medicine who is checking in with a regional favorite, Louisiana Gumbo.
A Southern neighbor, Monisha from South Carolina, gets into the thick of her Minestrone Con Pesto on her blog, Coconut Chutney.
Mercedes, of New York's Desert Candy, channels Thomas Keller with her Best Yet Butternut Soup.
Jhianna of Colorado, whose blog wins for laugh-out-loud-ability with the name Queen of the Marginally Bright, recreates a Ming Tsai recipe with her Garlic, Beef, and Mushroom Stew.
Anna of Sydney, who worries about her lack of food styling ability on Morsels & Musings, more than makes up for it with taste in her Chorizo & Chickpea Soup.
Yet another Anne! This one, from Germany over at Anne In The Kitchen, makes a yummy soup with a mouthful of a name with Süße Kürbiscremesuppe or Sweet(ish) Pumpkin Soup.
It's nice to see the men joining the fray. Stu, who has so many blogs he has to name them Stuart Blog 2, served up some Asian flavor with his recipe for Tom Yam Gung.
Hamburg's Petra contributes a version of one of my favorite soups, Turnip Mulligatawny, over at FoodFreak.
Zsofi in Brussels, who heaps praise on yours truly (you're too kind!) on your blog Chili and Vanilia, shares a beautiful Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Sour Cream.
Smita of Rochester's Smita Serves You Right, brings in two recipes for vegetarians with her Veggie Sausage with Navy Beans and Spinach, as well as her Vegetarian Chili.
Australia's Barbara at Winos and Foodies, an originator of blog events herself, wings it with her Water Spinach and Zucchini Soup.
Checking in from Spain, Kochtopf's Zorra serves up a comforting Noodles-Chicken-Lemon Soup.
Habeas Brulee's Danielle, who blogs from Brooklyn NY (i was just there and *loved* it!), shares a fascinating and delicious sounding recipe for a Persian Pomegranate Soup - nice close ups!
Brandon of Virginia's eponymous Brandon Eats posted an informative and yummy post about Caldo Gallego - the accompanying tortilla looks delicious, as well!
Finally a fellow Georgian! Lynne from Cafe Lynnlu shares a beautifully garnished Green Pozole with Chicken.
Esther, who blogs from Paris with the adorable Boxcar Kitchen, wants to make sure we all get our vitamins with her Watercress Leek Soup.
A Hungarian living in Germany, Mamma at Dalla Cucina - lightens it up with a Cream of Carrot Soup with Coconut and Passionfruit.
An American in Germany, Mia of Nosh contributes her version of Pea Soup with Crispy Chorizo.
Blogging from Chicago (my favorite town *and* my hometown), Lakshmimmal of Cook Food, Serve Love gets lots of flavor with simple ingredients with her Spicy Red Potato Stew.
Briylnn of CANADA's Jumbo Empanadas gets the award for funniest post with her "bop it on the head" Bouillabaisse.
With one of the most unusual recipes, Sugar and Spice's Priya from Arkansas shares a refreshing (and beautifully photographed) Mint Soup.
Hearty without being heavy, Meena of Ontario's Hooked on Heat posted her Meatball Noodle Soup.
Last but not least...all the way from Zimbabwe! Carolyn from Field to Feast shares a scrumptious Ful Medamas or Fava Bean Stew.