Soup is a liquid that can be eaten as a complete food. It can either be thick or clear and can be served hot or cold with accompaniments such as A croûton is a piece of sautéed or re-baked bread that is cubed and often seasoned. It is then used to add texture and flavor to salads. Again it is also used as an accompaniment to salads, soups, and stews or eaten as a snack on its own. Croûton comes from the French word croûte which means "crust". Though normally... More or bread buns. Soup may contain solids such as seafood or meats depending on the type.
Clear soups are either bouillon and consommé while thick soups can be thickened with starch, cream or puréed shellfish.