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About : The Good Soup


The Good Soup is about good recipes, good skills and good ethics. That’s my soup. Want to know more?

The Good Soup is by me, Angela Hirst, a cook, writer, researcher and teacher. Want to know more?


  1. Anna's Table
    January 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm | | Reply

    Once again thanks for the FB friend invite and giving me the opportunity to discover your beautiful blog. Welcome back to the world of blogging. I’m looking forward to following your future posts.

  2. marynika
    January 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm | | Reply

    Fabulous blog! Love it. Keep it up :)

  3. Kankana
    January 23, 2011 at 3:27 am | | Reply

    Hey Angela,
    I am very very new in this blog world .. and I am already addicted to it :P
    I will be dropping by everyday .. got a lot to learn from you :)

  4. Anca@Bistro Gerard
    January 27, 2011 at 2:28 am | | Reply

    Hi Angela, I love the blog! I totally agree with the issues you raised regarding ingredients and the food production system. I’m learning as much as I can about them as well – my first eye-opening encounter with them came via Michael Pollan and Raj Patel – and think that we all ought to make better informed choices about what we eat.

  5. Paules
    February 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    Hello there,

    I’m so delighted to have unintentionally wandered into your blog. I’m sooo new to all this virtual existence & blogging. New to FoodBuzz but so far absolutely loved every moment discovering a new world of flavours, ethics & methods. I often get lost in the set up & not sure how it all works nor how to create such fabulous blogs . .but I am soo enjoying exploring.
    I’m looking forward very much to reading so much more of your blog, such vast knowledge & experiences. A most Beautiful Blog but most significantly such a worthy message to share. Thank you.

    Abundant Blessings

  6. John
    February 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm | | Reply

    What a wonderful discovery. Congratulations on so many things Angela. Not least becoming a mother (ouch!). And this blog, and probably lots of other things too. I’m going to try some of your recipes.

  7. Martyna
    February 13, 2011 at 3:47 am | | Reply

    Congratulations on a beautiful blog! It is great to see a fellow Aussie be so passionate about GOOD produce and GOOD ingredients!

  8. iDid
    February 17, 2011 at 5:51 am | | Reply

    Hi Angela,

    Have a look at iDid – http://www.iDid.com.au – a series of ‘profession specific’ image driven internet directories… the brainchild (believe it or not) of an architect who is, not only passionate about his profession but also a fastidious ‘foodie’ :-)

    Kind regards,

    Julie Mintz
    iDid Marketing

  9. Shu Han Lee
    February 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm | | Reply

    Hi there! Thank you and I hope you enjoyed my blog (:
    Your blog looks like a fantastic read too, and I really enjoy how you write about these issues about the origins of our food. It’s sth I believe strongly in too, and I love my part-time job at the Farmers’ Market ;) I hope you continue checking back on my blog, and I’d definitely be reading your blog too from now on (: keep up the good work!

  10. Felicity McIvor
    Felicity McIvor
    March 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | | Reply


    I love this so much! I am already planning to make the “Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie” next week.


  11. Kelsey, from Happyolks
    March 17, 2011 at 12:53 am | | Reply

    I love your story and your passion, looking forward to following along. I’m glad you somehow found me on Twitter :)

  12. David Clark
    March 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm | | Reply

    Hi Angela, David here, just sending a big hello out from Canada! What’s your email address please? Thanks. DC

  13. Foodafok
    May 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful blog.

  14. Devaki
    July 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | | Reply

    Dear Angela – You are such a prolific writer and it is impossible to belive you have been blogging only for a few months…..Will follow your culinary journey earnestly.

    Hope you’ll stop by my corner when you have a moment.

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  15. Bev bowers
    Bev bowers
    July 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm | | Reply

    Wow! Discovered your bog via orangette!

  16. Fabienne
    August 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    Hi Ange
    Congrats on your fabulous blog, your website and so many wonderful achievements! It would be lovely to see you & catch up. I’ve replied to yr fb invite for the cooking lessons & am really keen. Very interested in sourcing ethical food. Just read a bit more info about the lessons on your site now. I should say that my cooking for my family is more on the carnivore side than vegetarian or even omnivore if you know what I mean!! Do you think that will be ok? I also texted Libby to see if she might come with me and will check my uncles wife who may be interested as well – she is vegetarian.
    Looking forward to further details.
    Much love
    Fabes x

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    September 27, 2011 at 12:16 am | | Reply

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  18. John Hockings
    John Hockings
    October 14, 2011 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    This is such a good thing Angela, well done!!

  19. Shaun Morris
    Shaun Morris
    October 18, 2011 at 1:00 am | | Reply

    Love the Blog and congrats on the Courier Mail article!

    I’m a Hospitality Teacher and former Chef, embedding the notion of food and its diversity into my students is a major priority for me and finding great resources such as your blog to refer to is just awesome!

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  21. Madhavi
    December 5, 2011 at 8:21 am | | Reply

    Hi Angela, your blog is lovely. I am inspired by the name given to your blog. Keep going! will keep visiting your blog.


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    February 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm | | Reply


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  23. equallogic
    April 19, 2012 at 8:30 am | | Reply

    Hello, I enjoy your weblog. Is there something I can do to obtain updates like a subscription or something? I’m sorry I am not acquainted with RSS?

  24. Maria Speerin
    June 26, 2012 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    Hi Angela

    First, I cannot stop admiring your website design. A feast for the eyes! I found you somewhere in Italy! Isn’t it hilarious! Yet, we are almost neighbours. Someone is advertising the Association of Food Bloggers. Was looking for some food and wine tours in the South of Italy.
    Your blog is fantastic. Can’t wait to subscribe to your Newsletter later when back from overseas.
    Maria Speerin

  25. Lilly Sue
    September 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm | | Reply

    I love the layout of this blog. You are adorable! Glad I found your blog :)

  26. Lilly Sue
    September 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm | | Reply

    Angela, I recently found your blog and really enjoy it so far! You have probably already gotten plenty of awards but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award :)
    Click on the link http://goo.gl/clxov or visit my blog. Congrats!

  27. Grant Breen
    Grant Breen
    May 2, 2013 at 3:20 am | | Reply

    Good afternoon – I will be opening a simple cafe shortly but would like to serve genuine home-made soup and am looking for a private supply contact.

    It will be a small operation to start (20 seats) in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney doing Breakfast & Lunch 7 days. I want to possibly offer 2 soups a day that can change whenever – could be 1 constant and 1 changing – very open minded.

    Hope you may be able to assist.

    Grant Breen (02) 9007 5331 or mobile 0412 479 175

  28. Julie
    February 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm | | Reply

    This is wonderful!
    What a way to spread the love!
    A delight to read.
    Thank you for sharing!

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