Hip Hops: An evolving recipe for Eastern European Sauerkraut Soup with proper beer accompaniment

Hip Hops: An evolving recipe for Eastern European Sauerkraut Soup with proper beer accompaniment

In a quickly forgotten context just the other day at Facebook, I made the comment to someone that “beer is good food.”

Somewhere in the deep recesses of my brain-wave labyrinth I knew the Dead Kennedys recorded a song in 1985 called “Soup Is Good Food,” the title of which will make sense to certain more chronologically advanced readers as a Campbell’s advertisment from the late 1970s.

We’re sorry, but you’re no longer needed
Or wanted or even cared about here
Machines can do a better job than you
And this is what you get for asking questions

However, I was not familiar with The Assmen, an “abrasive old school punk band” from northeastern Ohio, whose song “Beer Is Good Food” can be found in the 1999 album Enema Nation. It’s really quite good.

To summarize: Both soup and beer are good food, preferably ingested together, hence my determination to inflict this recipe on my readers.

I call it “Eastern European Sauerkraut Soup,” and if you’re one of those inexplicably squeamish sorts who refrain from kraut, please return immediately to your Dupe Island Beanie Baby Brand Stout collection, coax...Read more