[Sca-cooks] tomato soup

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sun Mar 25 14:14:37 PDT 2007

He has an entire chapter on "Soupy Sales."
He credits the first commercial tomato soup to
James H. W. Huckins of Boston. The date is 1858.
It was even patented. Before Campbell sold tomato soup, they
sold canned tomatoes. Moving into soup was the next step.
One of the things that Smith goes into is how the soup was marketed
to housewives and that seems to be where Campbells was first rate.
Did the marketing create the demand?


Terry Decker wrote:
> Does Smith suggest that the popularity of tomato soup is due to Campbell's 
> Condensed Tomato Soup?
> Bear
>> Now having the time to look at said book, I can
>> report that he cites a circa 1770 recipe from the Horry
>> papers that makes concentrated tomato sauce that is
>> then used for soups. There are a number of 19th century recipes
>> including an 1824 one from Cooke's Cookery and Confectionary.
>> Another appears in Lee's Cook's Own Book in 1832.
>> Johnnae

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