December 20, 1991
An Annapolis woman and her 15-year-old daughter are suing the Campbell Soup Company, claiming they found a worm in their vegetable soup.Diana Elliott Early and her daughter, Jessica, were eating Campbell's Vegetarian Vegetable Soup on Sept. 27, 1989, when the child noticed what appeared to be an insect or a rodent in her bowl, according to the suit. The substance was identified as a worm known as a "European corn borer," according to the complaint, filed Wednesday in countyCircuit Court.After seeing the worm, the mother and daughter "were overcome with hysteria, became nauseous and vomited for approximately two hours,"the suit states.
June 3, 2004
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A woman who said she found a mouse in her soup at a Cracker Barrel restaurant last month made up the story, the local prosecutor's office announced. Carla Patterson, 36, and her son, Ricky Patterson, 20, both of Hampton, Va., were arrested and charged Tuesday with attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit a felony after they tried to get Cracker Barrel to give them money, said Howard E. Gwynn, the commonwealth's attorney in Newport News. Carla Patterson was eating at the Newport News restaurant May 8 when she said she discovered the mouse in a bowl of vegetable soup.
January 17, 1993
Animals grow thick coats to protect them against the winter cold. I pry open cans of soup. My mainstays are vegetable and chicken noodle. But the other night I broke the routine, and heated up a can of conch chowder.Selecting a can of vegetable soup is not a simple business. It seems that years ago there was one style of canned vegetable soup, the kind with the letters of the alphabet floating in it. Now there seem to be more types of vegetable soup than there are ways to say "cloudy and cold."
October 8, 1993
Some of the most pleasant restaurants in Baltimore are th ones located in once-grand rowhouses. The owners have incorporated the beautiful moldings, elegant appointments and stately mantels of the original homes into their restaurants' dining rooms. I'm thinking of places like the Brass Elephant and the Orchid and, on a slightly smaller scale, Tree's.xTC What a pretty dining room Tree's has, with its high ceilings, ornate chandelier, fine woodwork, soft gray walls and flowery tablecloths covered with glass.
September 15, 1993
It began as a modest undertaking, just making a pot of vegetable soup. It grew into a Sunday project with frenzied chopping of zucchini, enthusiastic peeling of tomatoes and multiple attempts to get the entire family involved in the process.The result was too much of a good soup.My zeal got the best of me. I ended up with enough of the vegetable soup with basil, tomato and garlic to give a cup of the stuff to every man, woman and child who can say "soupe au pistou" without giggling.I doubt that many kids would ask for this soup.
April 6, 1994
Vegetables and chocolate with cherries? No need to guess, they are a meatless soup and a cake, both of which are easy to plan, easy to prepare and, oh, so easy to eat.Gloria Kohlhepp and Mrs. William H. Waring, both of Baltimore, requested a vegetable soup without meat. Mrs. Kohlhepp wrote, "when my children were younger we would have lunch at Hutzler's in Westview Mall and they enjoyed the vegetable soup better than anything. It had no meat in it but lots of vegetables and a tomato broth.