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Church supper starts off a delicious benefit at Central

Soup, a part of humankind’s diet for millennia, became part of the diet as soon as people learned how to make clay pots and mud vessels. It’s a worldwide favorite, and soups were a part of the ancestral diets of native Americans. Dried corn soup, dried meat soup and green chili stew are believed to be a few made from what was available.

Soup, long known for its healing and heating properties, first came in a can (Beefsteak Tomato) in 1897. It will always be with us. Combined with a great bread and luscious dessert, it makes a satisfying meal.

Last month, soup had a leading role in an annual gathering in Mathews. For the past 10 years soup has been one of the staples served each February at the Central United Methodist Church social hall. Homemade—not canned!

The Mission and Evangelism Team sponsors “Singing, Soups, Salads and Sweets.”

They call themselves the Four Ss. All food is prepared at home by members brought to the church for an evening of togetherness where soup, s...

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