from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who, during the Irish famine, supplied food such as soup to Catholics who converted to Protestantism.
- n. A (former) Catholic who converted to Protestantism in order to gain such food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of supper.
- n. In Ireland, a name applied in derision to a Protestant missionary or a convert from Roman Catholicism, from the fact that the missionaries are said to assist their work by distributing soup to their converts.
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* In Chateauneuf du Pape, where we harvested grapes last Sunday, we feasted on porc à la moutarde after the harvest so it somehow seemed sacrilege to finish the vendange and not "souper" * on some comforting potage* this week.
Also, elsewhere in the blogosphere, click on this link where Sweetnick's includes my Chicken Vegetable Soup in a Hurry in what appears to be a "souper" roundup of antioxidant rich food recipes.
* In Chateauneuf du Pape, where we harvested grapes last Sunday, we feasted on porc à la moutarde after the harvest so it somehow seemed sacrilege to finish the vendange and not "souper"* on some comforting potage* this week.
Bring your family together to celebrate this most versatile of culinary creations with a "souper" family supper of Green Chili Chicken Soup, Cornbread and Mixed Baby Greens with Creamy Dressing.
TRAVERSE CITY -- The adventures of "souper" chef Max the Duck in the books "Duck Soup" and
Surrounded by red brick houses, topped off by the gray sky, with leftover fog from a pea-souper, which had virtually imprisoned us in the flat for a couple of days.
ESNY – oh my goodness, now I desperately want the souper soup.
U nawt da prevert, ai wented tu sea Jefffff Dun Ham dot com las week and all da souper hero cud talk about waz da bobbyz.
Yo Yo Ma kitty gitting reddy tew play teh cellol n a souper bowl!
And there were so many little compromises that cut all the same: limiting the number and length of telephone calls home to the States, cutting up my credit card for a French debit card (credit is not as popular in France) and the tightening of the belt that followed, foregoing a 5: 30 dinner hour for an 8: 30 French souper* ... to name just a few sore spots.