Friday, October 31, 2008

Top 5 Pizza Places in Seattle

No fluff, no story. Just a plain old survey of my five favorite pizza places in Seattle. It's not some snobby list of only hole-in-the walls that no one's heard of. In fact, most are popular chains in this city. But I like pizza, plain and simple, easy, and fairly predictable. When I want a pizza I want it to taste like a pizza. This list is purely my humble opinion and some may disagree with my order, but this is MY blog! I didn't even consult Raj. Ha!

5. Zeeks Pizza- This was the first pizza place I went to roughly two days after moving here, and it stuck with me. Zeeks has good toppings choices and just the right amount of cheese. Large (16") plain cheese costs $16.95.

4. Piecoras- Seattle's "New York" style pizza. Great ground sausage, and a good atmosphere if you want to eat in. Also if you eat in, a great selection of beers. Large plain cheese costs $15.95.

3. Palermo- when I want a pie loaded with cheese and a darned good sauce I call here. They also have a lot of other menu options like pastas and a Greek salad that tastes great with the pizza. 15" large cheese costs $15.50.

2. Pagliacci- the best for a quick slice or take home, and by far the best chewy home made tasting crust (almost as good as my home made pizza crust). Also, the sauceless pizzas like the Agog, are fantastic. 17" large cheese costs $16.49.

1. Mad pizza- I was so happy with Pagliacci that I stopped exploring for a while, but I have recently discovered Mad. Like I said, I'm sure many in Seattle would disagree with my choice for the best Pizza in Seattle. The thing that I like about Mad is that it's simple. It's pizza. Also, you can place your order online. How fun is that? 17" large cheese costs $17.99.

Now, if only any one of these places would FRIGGIN DELIVER TO MY HOUSE they would automatically move up on my list.

Other noteworthy places to buy pizza:

Gourmet- Serious Pie
Neopolitan (Italian style)- Tutta Bella
Chicago deep dish- Delfinos

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here's the kick-off!

Halloween is a fun holiday- in my opinion there aren't enough days in the year where people get to dress in costume. Honestly though, I have much bigger things to look forward to, and the main reason I anticipate Halloween is that it is the start of all of the end of the year fun! First comes Halloween, then my birthday, then Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas season where I can eat seasonal treats and listen to Christmas music 'til my ears are bleeding eggnog! I reserve those two things, by the way (Christmas music and eggnog), for only the days between Thanksgiving and New Years, so I usually totally overindulge when the time comes.

Anyway, back to Halloween... I figured you are getting enough candy and sweets, so I thought today I'd give you something healthy, comforting, and digestible. Not to mention easy, since usually during the holiday season things tend to get a little CRAZY when I can't control myself and end up staying up all night baking, sewing aprons for Christmas presents, and listening to John Denver and the Muppets.

Anyway, back to Halloween....This recipe is especially good for tomorrow night, when the kids are itchy in their costumes and too hopped up on sugar to actually sit down and have a meal. I found it when I was searching for something that resembles these vegetable-type pancake thingies that I had when I was in Japan. They were amazingly tasty and I wanted to recreate them, so I went to and hopelessly searched for "vegetable pancakes." Well, to my surprise what came up but a recipe by Paula Deen- the queen of fatty (but pretty darned good sometimes) middle America food! It'd not quite the same as what I had in Japan, but it's almost better for me since I don't have to make a trip to Uwajimaya for my ingredients.

I now make these quite often. I don't even think I make any changes to the recipe. Just make sure you cook them all the way through- sometimes it's hard to tell when they're done.

Vegetable Pancakes by Paula Deen

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated zucchini
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons oil
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In another bowl, beat together the egg, milk, carrots, zucchini, and onions. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Using a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Pour the batter by tablespoons into the pan, making a few pancakes at a time. Cook about 2 minutes on each side and golden brown. Add the remaining oil to the pan as needed. Serve pancakes at once.

And just in case you haven't seen the "Halloween Moon" yet:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fighting the war- one battle at a time.

Ok, our commercial of the week comes to you from I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.  Another obviously unhealthy food taking advantage of people's ignorance by trying to pass themselves off as good as, or even better than, the real thing. 

You may wonder what problem I have with this commercial, and I will tell you it is all LIES! LIES!!! 

Lie #1- People ate butter in the 50's- well, of course some did, but the 50's is when what I like to call the "great artificial food boom" really got going.  This is when margarine and butter substitutes became really popular, and eating lots of THAT can be detrimental to your health.

Lie #2- Butter is all saturated fat and bad for you-  30% of butter's fat is monounsaturated (the kind of fat that gives olive oil its good name).  Yes, butter does raise cholesterol, so if you have cholesterol problems butter should be monitored.  But did you know just like good fats and bad fats, there is good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL)?  Guess which one butter has? Well, both, actually, but the HDL is counteractive to the LDL. Butter also contains vitamin A and linoleic acid (CLA).

Lie #3- "Buttery Spreads" are better for you- I can pretty much say that in regards to anything that has to do with food that "[blank]-y spread" or "[blank] like substitute" or "I Can't Believe It's Not [Blank]" is not going to be as good for you as the real thing.  I will even say this about the natural versions like Earth Balance and Smart Balance.  The reason: processing! 
Butter is one of the oldest and most natural foods on the planet, and has been a part of the human diet for thousands of years.  All it takes is a little churning.  "Buttery spread" takes 12 steps, the first of which is "refining" oils, which basically means "taking all of the nutritious parts of it out."

Lie #4- no trans fats-  Oh, but there IS! How can they say there's not?  Wellllll, the FDA passed a law that if a food has less than 1 gram of trans fat per serving- even if that still makes up 10% of the food, but the serving size is tiny- that the manufacturer is allowed to claim that there are no trans fats.  Here's another shout out to the FDA looking out for our well being!

In conclusion, do yourself a favor and eat butter!  The question here is not amount of fat per serving- "buttery spreads" may have less saturated fat, but they come with a lot more crap and are ultimately worse for your cholesterol, body composition, heart, and arteries.  

Take that!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Why I Love....Greek Yogurt

We have a lovely home, but it's not huge. In order to keep it comfortable I need to be very selective about what I keep in here.  What I'm saying is that I don't like single use items. Everything I have from clothes to kitchen utensils must be able to multitask.  

I looked at the the ingredients of a serving of strawberry yogurt- which is not a multitasking food.  Have you ever looked at the nutrition facts of flavored yogurt? SO MUCH SUGAR!!! A single serving of flavored yogurt can have anywhere from 20 to 40 grams of sugar, and if I'm going to eat something that full of sugar it had sure better be something gooey, delicious and satisfying.  Let me rephrase this for those of you watching your weight- flavored yogurt is NOT  a diet food.

So anyway, I tried to like plain yogurt.  I tried oh so hard.  I know that they eat it all over the world and I sure like it in smoothies, but the plain tart yogurt never did it for me.  Enter Greek Yogurt.  I don't know about all Greek Yogurts, but there's this brand called 'Fage' (pronounced "fah-ye") that I am totally addicted to.  You see, when you buy the full fat version (none of this 2% or non-fat business), you get an entirely rich treat without all the sugar.  Yes, yes, it's fattening, but if you compare it to how much fat a piece of cake or a dollop of sour cream have, it's nothin'!

So back to the multitasking thing.  This yogurt is so amazing that (on top of being healthy because of the live cultures) it can go from sweet to savory with little effort.  It's an awesome replacement for sour cream (put in on your Mexican food!), regular yogurt (Indian food!), creme fraiche (French food), cheese (Greek food), or whipped cream (any dessert).  But most often I end up eating it with a spoonful of honey and some berries, and it becomes the perfect dessert.  Or add granola, and it's the perfect breakfast!

My favorite uses are:

-Like I just mentioned, to replace sour cream.  Mix it with salsa and it makes a great dip.
-Also, as aforementioned, with honey it's a fantastic any time treat or healthy dessert.
-Mix with walnuts and crumbled feta for a pita dip.
-Put a spoonful on pies and fruity desserts instead of whipped cream. Or dip fruit in it. mmm.

So anyway, I'm pretty sure you can get it at most grocery stores, but if you can't try to find your own brand and let me know how  it tastes!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Back to Pastry School

Ok, I had a very very busy week. As a matter of fact, I did not even come home from Wednesday until yesterday. I know the previous blog was a bit of a cop out, and I intend to make it up to you. With something I have saved for this very occasion. Taking into consideration that 1. You deserve a treat, and 2. It is the season for treats, I have decided to bypass all of my good recipes reach into Annika's box of so-amazing-you-can't-stop-stuffing-your-face recipes.


Just like any other school, pastry school has a detailed, outlined curriculum of things that students need to know and master upon graduating. On that list are many components- pastry cream, genoise, meringue, etc...- that make up the basic structure or nearly any desert a person could make. Caramel is on that list. Caramel by definition is actually just plain old sugar heated to 320-350 degrees. When it cools it becomes very hard and not all that much fun to eat.


Add a little butter and heavy cream to that caramel, and you have an amazing and delicious sauce that you can't stop dipping anything you can possibly get your hands on- fruit, fingers, utensils. You think I'm exaggerating, but you're wrong. Someone mentioned recently that the ultimate measure of good comfort food is whether or not you would lie down in a vat of it. I agree. I also know that if I could I would go swimming in caramel sauce.

Caramel intimidates people, and rightfully so. It deserves a certain amount of respect, seeing as the sugar gets so hot that you could do some serious damage if you are not careful. Really, though, all you need are certain guidelines to follow, and if you are kind to the caramel it will be kind to you in return. And once you master it it becomes so easy that it is a great idea for Christmas gifts (on second thought, scratch that. Don't give caramel for Christmas gifts because I'm going to).

First of all, my recipe has corn syrup in it to make your life much easier. NOT the high fructose corn syrup that my preachy blog has forbidden, but plain old light corn syrup that you can get at the grocery store. There is a difference between the two, and although regular corn syrup is not very good for you either, I do allow it in a choice few things that really need it (being caramel, molding chocolate, and pecan pie).

Second of all, it goes quick. You have to have all your ingredients out and ready, lest you burn the caramel and it doesn't taste very good after that.

So here is your recipe. I suggest serving it with honey crisp apples, and when those are gone, cookies are fun to dip, and when those are gone it's also pretty darned good by the spoonful.

Annika's Fool-Proof Caramel Sauce

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream

Put the sugar in an at least 2 quart heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of water to the sugar and the corn syrup. Stir once and put over high heat. Meanwhile, put heavy cream in the microwave for about 45 seconds.

Caramel is ready when it reaches about 320 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, it should be a medium amber color. Remove caramel from heat and wait three seconds before adding butter. Pour heavy cream in slowly while stirring constantly. Let cool and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Grocery Receipt

Maybe I'm weird (I know, I've said that before) or maybe I'm just nosey, but I always like to peek at other people's grocery store receipts if I can. I find grocery shopping to be a very personal process, so I think you can tell a lot about people by their grocery receipts.

I decided that one random day I would take my grocery receipt and share it with you. If by chance you are weird and/or nosey also, you might enjoy this. Today wasn't all that interesting of a day- just stocking up on a few things so Raj will be able to have things to grab and eat even though I am going to be incredibly busy- so I feel it will be a very honest look into what kind of person I am.

Store: Madison Market

1/2 lb sliced chicken breast
1/2 lb sliced roast beef
Organic Valley provolone
2 lb Ranger boneless skinless chicken breast
PJ's frozen chicken burrito
PJ's frozen beef burrito
PJ's frozen breakfast burrito
1 lb Pork kielbasa sausage
Organic Garden Time orzo
2 packages Bueno corn tortillas
San Juan Salsa Co tortilla chips
2 loaves Dave's Blues whole grain bread
Amore double concentrated tomato paste tube
3 lb garnet yams
Emerald Valley medium salsa

Total bill: $72.98 (lots of meats and cheeses adds up!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More on Shopping

Ok, so I never really thought Columbus Day was anything to celebrate.  You don't get it off school or work anyway.  Leave it to stores, though, to make a big to do about anything they can possibly think of.

Today I was driving up north from a weekend away from home, and decided to stop at the Seattle Premium Outlets to poke around and see what was going on.  And by the way, when they say "Seattle" outlets, they really mean "An hour North of Seattle" outlets.  Don't let that get you down, though.  This place has a surprising amount of good things to offer!

Sometimes outlet malls bug me.  Either it's those odd brand name stores, but with clothes that were purposely made for the factory stores and are really cheap and low in quality- you know what I'm talking about?- or it's designer stores with off-season merchandise that's barely marked down, and I could probably find a better deal in a regular store. Well, going back to Columbus day, I was pleasantly surprised to find many a great mark down, with many of the stores having an additional 15-30% off everything they sell.

Since this is a food blog I won't go into detail about all the non-cooking related things I got (like the awesome $40 rug and $8 pillows from Restoration Hardware, or the $2 lotion from L'Occitaine), but I would like to brag to all you food lovers out there about my finds, and then send you on your way to have your own fun.

So, the outlets have quite a few cooking stores: Kitchen Collection and Le Gourmet Chef (which means, "The Gourmet Chef"), are general cooking stores, which, honestly I have not checked out much.  The real fun for me lies in the Le Creuset and Calphalon outlet stores:  Real outlet stores, that have the discontinued merchandise and stuff with the tiny little scratches that I would gladly take if I can have 70% off. 

So Sunday I got this 

for $25, and this 

in white for $15 (Not on my kitchen wish list, but I broke my old pie dish and needed a new one).

The bottom line is, all you Seattlites, you may find something very special at these outlets.  They are definitely worth the drive.

Also, everyone in Southern Cal, remember the Camarillo outlet mall? I'm sure by now that it's the size of a small country, and I'm guessing it's worth re-checking out.  I'm not sure about kitchen stores, but I know they have a Theory outlet store that I'm dying to go to.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So You Can't Say I Never Told You

I get random comments sometimes that lead me to believe that some people from Seattle are actually reading my blog.  Also, maybe someone planning on coming to Seattle (Christie...).  I feel it is my duty as a blogger of food in this city to check off of my list a restaurant that I'm sure has been posted on every Seattle food blog in existence.  It's the staple of food blogs everywhere.

Salumi is a world famous Salumeria owned by Armandino Batali (last name sound familiar?).  They take their model straight from Italians in order to produce the best darned cured meats you've ever tasted in your life- I am not making this up.

Honestly, I am getting kinda sick of over priced restaurants with pretentious decorations and tiny dishes with weird ingredients.  Sometimes I just want a sandwich, yo!  This is when we go to Salumi's storefront, which inevitably always has a line out the door of locals and tourists alike waiting for one of their salami sandwiches.  Besides the fact that it's awesome and gets word of mouth, Salumi's popularity is a result of being reviewed in the New York Times, LA Times, and on travel TV shows like "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."  It's a must see of Seattle if you visit (Christie), especially since it's in the middle of Pioneer's Square and so close to the downtown waterfront.  Also, the atmosphere is totally authentic, with its tiny hallway storefront and community tables that don't ever fit as many people as want to eat; very New York City soup nazi-esque.

Anyway, back to the food.  You have your choice of bread (soft olive oil or baguette), various salamis, cheeses (house made mozzarella, provolone, or gorgonzola), and toppings (tapinade, onions, green bell peppers).  I wish I could send the smell and taste over the blog, but I guess you'll just have to come here (Christie) and try it for yourself!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Look What I Can Do!

I think I said before that I have much more fun making birthday and shower cakes as opposed to wedding cakes.  They are soooo much less stressful.  I had the opportunity a couple of weekends ago to make a birthday cake for a one year old.  This is the ultimate of non-stressful, because pleasing a one year old is just not that difficult (Although, I've heard that some people go crazy for their kid's first birthdays, so I may be wrong. Luckily, I knew the family I made the cake for, and they are very relaxed).  

Anyway, my assignment was clear- make a duck cake.  Oh yes, a cake shaped like a duck, and  I had a total blast making it!  I also got a very approving, "OOOOh!" from the birthday boy.

So what I did was bake a couple of vanilla sheet cakes, and cut out a duck silhouette with a template I made.  After that I filled the cake with a cream cheese and raspberry icing.  I frosted and decorated with simple vanilla buttercream- my favorite kind.  Below are the results:

I am telling you, I think this was one of the most fun and cutest cakes I have ever made. I know the picture is fairly unprofessional, but I hope you can see my work well enough.  I have come a long way since pastry school, and quite honestly I am proud of myself!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Oh no they Di'in't

Ok, so I was watching TV today, and this ad came on:

I swear to you, my jaw almost hit the floor.  And there are more like it! 

In case your computer is working, or you just didn't get the gist, the Corn Refiners Association have started an ad campaign promoting high fructose corn syrup.  

The first woman says, "Don't you know what they say about high fructose corn syrup?"

And the second woman says, "No- what?"

And the first woman says, "Ummm..."

And the second woman says (the clincher), "That it's made from corn, has the same amount of calories as table sugar, and like sugar is ok in moderation."

Then there is a link for this website  

Where, oh where do I begin?  Let's start by analyzing the facts that the campaign has stated.

1.  It's made from corn.  The website I listed also says that high fructose corn syrup is natural.  Well, they must be paying the FDA  ton of money to alter their definition of the term natural, because I don't know how they can get away with this.  Yes, it is made from corn.  Genetically modified corn with inedible kernels, I'm not lying.  These kernels are broken down until they are made into corn starch, then chemicals and enzymes are added, and then manufacturers process the living daylights out of it and you have corn syrup.  Mmmm, very natural.

2. It has the same amount of calories as sugar.  Oh, but bleach has less, so maybe you should eat that instead, hmm?  I am not going to blame the obesity epidemic solely on high fructose corn syrup, but studies have shown direct correlation between the rise of obesity and the growing popularity of high fructose corn syrup.

3. Like sugar, it's ok in moderation. Like lead paint and mercury, it's ok in moderation! EXCEPT YOU CAN'T GET IT IN MODERATION!!! Unless you shop at a natural foods store, look at the ingredients on the back of your cereal, bread, chips, juice drinks, spaghetti sauce, pancake syrup, salad dressings, ketchup, peanut butter, jellies, beans, yogurts, and- lest we forget- desserts and sodas.  

Here are other important facts to note about high fructose corn syrup:

-Why is it in everything? Because it's cheap! Why is it cheap? Because the government subsidizes it! Why does the government subsidize it? Because during the depression and post WWII, cane and beet sugars were too expensive.  Why haven't they stopped? Because the big businesses like McDonalds and Pepsi need more money! ....?

-The US is nearly the ONLY country in the WORLD that allows it into our food, along with cloned meats.  Thanks, for lookin' out for us, FDA!

-Do not be fooled.  Your body reacts very differently to high fructose corn syrup than it does to table sugar.  And really, that is the most important thing to remember about all this.  Here is a very long winded, but well researched paper, that I suggest you read if you ever have the time, about exactly what it does in your body besides make you fat.

I do have one positive thought out of all this: It makes me kind of glad to see an ad campaign in this manner, because it shows that there is a need for it.  It shows that people are wising up and the CRA is losing business, and that for the first time in 70 years they need to advertise.  

Lastly, if you have never seen the movie "King Corn", I suggest you watch.  Interesting food for thought....

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Friendly Reminder from Culinary School

I may be weird, but I like scars.  Some people are very self-conscious about their scars, but I personally think they make people interesting.  Scars show historical proof of a life being lived.  Think about it:

"This one on me knee is from when I went hiking."

"This mark is from when I played the best football game ever!"

"Oh, that's a shark bite from scuba diving in Australia."

"Here's where I lost my leg in 'Nam."

I don't have any scars from wars or extreme sports, but I definitely have a few of my own anyway.  For example, I have a scar on my leg from when I tried to sew when I was about 7.  I also have quite a few on my hands and arms from being burned while baking.  To me, they are reminders of the things I've done in my life.

Other scars can be good reminders, when you look at them and they say to you, "Be careful, stupid!" Take, for example, the scar I am now going to have on my middle finger from not remembering my knife safety rules.  I won't go into detail, but lets just say it had something to do with a serrated knife and a loaf of ciabatta.

My pastry degree did not require more than a brief overview of how to properly use knives, but the students who did the culinary school program had to have a full course on knife skills.

So, unless you want lots of scars to remind you of all the meals that you have cooked, I suggest that you read this article (and watch the video) about basic knife skills.

Also, just for fun (and since I have no pictures today),  I am going to search you tube for "how not to use a knife" and post for you the first video that comes up.  Let's see what happens, shall we?

I kid you not, that was the video.  You can it search for yourself if you want!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Kitchen Wish Lust...oops I mean LIST no. 2

I told you I'd have more. This list will be shorter than the last one....maybe.

Rubbermaid Pan Organizer. $10. Seriously....infinite uses. I'll take four.

Hand thrown mug. $11. I just love cozy mugs!

Baked cookbook. $20. Heard this one's a winner.

Spice Rack. $29. It fits on your shelf, pulls out, AND folds down! Yes way!

Jill Rosenwald Ritz Tray. $56. Have you ever looked at It's pretty cool.

All Clad Waffler. $179. I just want perfect, crispy, square waffles. Is that too much to ask?

Granite Countertops for 1/5 of the price!! The catch? Oh, only that you have to install it yourself. I'm sure I could do it in just a few minutes.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Have ya ever had this?

Something I have altogether forgotten to mention that I love about fall is hot chocolate. I love my teas, but there's something so nostalgic in the treat of drinking hot chocolate. I just remembered that I love it so much, in fact, because I am drinking it right now.

There is a certain kind of hot chocolate I found that is sooooooooooooooooooooooo good. I will say it again. It is so gooooooooooooood. It is by Fran's Chocolates, and it can be purchased at Whole Foods for $14 for a 9 oz can. THIRTEEN DOLLARS FOR NINE OUNCES OF CHOCOLATE??? You may ask. The answer is yes, but this is no ordinary chocolate. It is not powder, nor is it that nasty overly rich chocolate syrup drink they tried to sell at St*rbucks. First of all, it is made by Fran. Yes, Fran is a real woman from here in Seattle who has started an empire of fine chocolates. They are very, very expensive, but they are also the best chocolates you will ever eat, I tell you.

Anyway, back to the Fran's Hot Chocolate. It is actually chocolate! It is very fine pieces of just sweet enough chocolate that are made to melt into your milk just as it reaches the perfect temperature for drinking. I wish I could get you to believe me and try this for yourself. I'm not going to share mine, though- that stuff's expensive!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Go! Buy! Now!

Last week was the most beautiful fall weather one could ever hope for. The sun was shining and it was fairly warm, but there was still a slight chill in the air and the trees were just beginning their transformations. It was that short time in the year where wearing sweaters and sandals just makes sense.

I was fortunate enough to have my parents visiting last weekend, so they got to share in this weather also. We had an absolutely fantastic time hanging out, shopping, and of course eating. We all love food, and I wanted to be a good hostess and make delicious meals for my family. The weather made it very easy to decide what to make. A little bit of summer + a little bit of fall, or a little bit of seafood + a little bit of soup equals cioppino!

Cioppino is an italian seafood stew, and one of my favorite foods. It looks like this:

I remembered this soup, when I was in the frozen seafood section of Trader Joe's. I have said before and I'll say it again- I'm not the kind of person who favors cheap and easy food, but I will also not shun a food for being cheap and easy if it's GOOD! Anyway, there it was, all bagged and frozen and ready to be heated on the stove. This meant less time cooking and cleaning and more time spent with my family, say, playing Yahtzee or watching the anticlimactic presidential debates.

I found the stew to be very pleasing. I read another review that said the fish was tough, but it must have been overcooked, because I was shocked at how good the bagged seafood was. It took four bags of the cioppino to feed my family of 5 dinner with leftovers (along with a baguette and a fantastic green salad). Still, though, at $5 a bag I think that's a good deal. Also, apparently it's 6 points a serving (if you need to understand what that means, you already do).

But don't take my word for it. Go buy the soup yourself!