When did people stop being ok with soup just being itself?
October 28, 2009 1:27 PM Subscribe
When, why and where did people start putting crackers in their soup?
posted by Lutoslawski to Food & Drink (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Oyster crackers, saltines, and more exotic varieties of crackers are now ubiquitous and 'traditional' companions to a bowl of soup at diners everywhere. Why did this start? Where? When? Was there some sort of culinary evolution - like people used to put bread crumbs in their stew and now we have this oyster cracker skeuomorph? Answers or directions to good resources regarding the history of crackers and soup are very welcome.