From the package of Alessi's Lenticchie (lentil soup) that my wife is reading in the kitchen:
There is a saying about soups in Southern Italy that states, "Sette cose fa la zuppa," which translates to "Soup does seven things. It relieves your hunger, quenches your thirst, fills your stomach, cleans your teeth, makes you sleep, helps you digest and colors your cheeks."She's also baking bread. Thanks, Elaine.