By Amanda Smith
November 19, 2014

Chances are you're making soup this week. If your kids have a cold, it's probably a hearty pot of Classic Chicken Noodle. If you're craving comfort food, it might be a batch of Loaded Potato Soup. Soup is nourishing, flavorful, and both inexpensive and easy to make, so it's no wonder it's become a go-to supper for many families.

We all have our favorite, but soup is not just an American tradition. Here are 12 soups from around the world (and click here to see Slow Cooking Around the World!):

Mexico: Tortilla Soup

Italy: Ribollita (Italian Bread Soup)

Vietnam: Sweet and Sour Shrimp Soup

France: French Onion Soup

Thailand: Thai Butternut Soup

Cuba: Cuban Black Bean Soup

West Africa: African Peanut Soup

Greece: Avgolemono Soup

China: Vegetable Egg Drop Soup

Korea: Bulgogi Jungol (Korean Bulgogi Soup)

Spain: One-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup

Colombia: Colombian Chicken Soup