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Stay At Home And Throw A Soup Party

Host a hearty soup buffet with a cozy tablescape that's sure to warm up rainy days

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Original Article: Tala Singson Photography: Michael Angelo Chua Styling: Tala Singson

Rainy days tend to make you feel like just staying at home and cuddling up. But what if there's a special occassion (like a birthday) on a wet and wooly day? Then throw the ultimate comfort party--a soup buffet. Here's how to set up your own "soup kitchen" in the comfort of your home (PJs optional!). 

Table linen


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Pare it back by dressing down your table in simple natural linen for an earthy and comforting feel. Go for white, black, wood, or stainless steel containers.

Product credits: Beckett Table Cloth, Terry Dish Towel, both from Crate & Barrel; Avignon Anthracite Table Runner, Habitat

Serving pots


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Make your soup buffet family style; place pots for two or three soup types on a sideboard nearby. Choose pots that are big enough to serve the number of guests. Cast iron and clay pots can hold the heat ofr a longer period of time.

Denver II Low Caserrole, Habitat

Bowls


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Match your bowl to your soup type. Choose a wide, shallow bowl with a flanged rim (officially called a soup plate) for more formal, sit-down gatherings. For casual get-togethers (like this one), choose bouillon cups, round cereal bowls, or soup mugs.  

White Ceramic Casserole, SM Home; Marin White Bowls and Plates, Tondo Wooden Bowls, Marbury Bowls, all from Crate & Barrel

Tableware


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Bring out two types of spoons: the cream soup spoon, which is a bigger spoon that you sip from the side and which holds thicker soups; and the bouillon soup spoon that is used for clear soups and consommes. 

Farmhouse Serving Spoons and Pitcher, Caesna Soup Spoons, Peugeot Paris Salt and Pepper Mills, all from Crate & Barrel

This article originally appeared in RL Entertains in the November 2016 issue of Real Living magazine

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