Take to the Table Tuesday: Soup

by Mindy Lockard on September 26, 2011

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a week since WifeStyle Conference.

As promised, for the next few days I’ll share some of the highlights from the conference. Starting with my etiquette portion.

We talked about table settings, styles of dining, and how to eat difficult to eat foods.

One of the courses we talked about was soup.


What can I say, I’m passionate about soup.

A few of the tips I shared…


“As ships go out to sea, I spoon my soup away from me.” Spoon your soup away from your body, not toward your body. Eat from the side of the spoon with broth or cream soups and from the front with heartier soups and chilies. When the last few drops remain in the bottom of the bowl, gently tip the soup plate or saucer away from you, allowing the remaining bit of soup to pool, thus making it easier to spoon out. However, when all else fails, let it go and quietly wait for the next course. Do not blow on your soup; be patient and allow it to cool.

And speaking of soup, the soup at our luncheon was fantastic and Chef Tageré has agreed to share it via email. So if you’re looking for the perfect fall soup, drop a note below and I’ll email you the recipe.


I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for a great fall soup!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy Greider 09.27.11 at 8:00 am

Would love the soup recipe. Thanks so very much.

Cindy Greider

Julia 09.27.11 at 8:01 am

please send me this recipe. it looks beautiful!

Sherry 09.27.11 at 8:18 am

I would love the recipe..please send it my way!

Jillian 09.27.11 at 8:50 am

Oh I wish more people would follow this clever little reminder. A fine dining experience can degrade awfully quick when soup becomes involved and a whole table does not heed the “ships out to sea” 😉

Michele 09.27.11 at 9:46 am

I love the tips! I love that I found your blog! I would love it if you could send me the recipe. 🙂

Mindy Lockard 09.27.11 at 11:38 am

Yes, Ladies! I’ll get the soup recipe to you by end of the day! Thanks for stopping by and happy soup eating.

Kathy McDonald 09.27.11 at 12:47 pm

Please send me this recipe, it looks delicious.

Mindy Lockard 09.27.11 at 1:28 pm

Will do, Kathy! It looks and tastes delicious!

Lilly 09.27.11 at 2:17 pm

Please send me the recipe for the soup.

Stephanie Leeper 09.30.11 at 10:09 am

I would love the soup recipe. 🙂 It looks amazing!

Donna Rubenstein 10.02.11 at 6:07 pm

Hi Mindy,
Enjoy reading your blog. The soup looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing.
I would love to make it for Missy, Meg and Max.

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