Soap making: OVER!, Soup making: poised

Hand-carved local artisan BPA-free organic rosewood soup ladles

Data suggests that soap making peaked in late 2004 and has steadily declined.  It had a good run.  Hipsters love making old-world practices new again and soap making is a classic.  Unfortunately just way too many people got into for a while and it is no-longer something that you can try to impress somebody with because they will know several people who make soap and have a bar of it in their antique shaving kit box.

Meanwhile, soup making appears to the an up and comer, so get out your hand-carved local artisan BPA-free organic rosewood soup ladles and buy this book:  Make sure that several people see you reading it (preferably on some sort of public transport) and be prepared to tell them all about lentils and how they are nitrogen-fixing which is good for local natural organic sustainable agricultural practices that don’t involve Monsanto.

Never speak of soap making again. I don’t care if you have a batch setting right now. Throw it away.