“Sirloin Burger and Country Vegetable from Safeway Select is a lavish meditation and a contrast in soups. At one point, bold and filling; at others, light and airy. You must eat this soup.”

“This year’s breakout soup.”

“It leaves its eaters a little fuller and, somehow, a little wiser.”

“The soup will not only be placed in your cupboard but also next to your heart.”

“For a young soup, it has an eerie maturity. When I ate it, I felt like the soup was courting me.”

“The kind of soup that makes you laugh, and then weep into the bowl when it’s done. At times you’ll be doing both, which, come to think of it, is kind of the point.”

“The soup swirls in your mouth deliriously, tumbling down like gifts of gravity toward your stomach, leaving your mouth heartbroken for the memory of lost love. A Proustian soup if ever there was one.”

“I don’t know how else to say it. This soup was born to be a soup.”