Oz Kafe has a dream. The dream is to try and provide all forms of hot and cold beverages to our customers maintaining the OK brand and quality. The soup market in India is not in any way competitive to our Western Counterparts. We lose out majorly in quality, taste and production. The Aussies love their soup with bread or a roll. Even small sandwiches, rice crackers or naan bread will be great sides to soups served hot and made fresh. We will bring some tasty combinations that are a commonplace in café and restaurants in Australia. We love to be able to get the same taste and preparations in India, which will change the way Indians think about a healthy but tasty diet! We will make you love our soups!
History of Soup
Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking. The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. This made it the perfect choice for both sedentary and travelling cultures, rich and poor, healthy people and invalids. Soup (and stews, pottages, porridges, gruels, etc.) evolved according to local ingredients and tastes. New England chowder, Spanish gazpacho, Russian borscht, Italian minestrone, French onion, Chinese won ton and Campbell's tomato...are all variations on the same theme.
Soups were easily digested and were prescribed for invalids since ancient times. The modern restaurant industry is said to be based on soup. Restoratifs (wheron the word "restaurant" comes) were the first items served in public restaurants in 18th century Paris. Broth [Pot-au-feu], bouillion, and consomme entered here. Classic French cuisine generated many of the soups we know today.
Advancements in science enabled soups to take many forms...portable, canned, dehydrated, microwave-ready. "Pocket soup" was carried by colonial travelers, as it could easily be reconstituted with a little hot water. Canned and dehydrated soups were available in the 19th century. These supplied the military, covered wagon trains, cowboy chuck wagons, and the home pantry. Advances in science also permitted the adjustment of nutrients to fit specific dietary needs (low salt, high fiber, etc.).
OK is coming to you with some innovative soup formulas. You are about to experience something new, soon! So look out!!