Looking for the best soup cook book!

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by tubaguy63, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. tubaguy63

    tubaguy63

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    I am a huge soup lover! I not only love eating soup, but also making soups, as well, especially soups containing a lot of vegetables! So, I am looking for the definitive soup cook book.
    Any help is much appreciated!
    (I am also looking for a really thick, vegetarian split pea soup recipe, if anyone has one!)

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. bandregg

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    The Wagamama cookbook from the restaurants in London is quite good. It's full of delicious Asian style soups and though they can be complicated for the home cook a little prep goes a long way.
     
  3. tubaguy63

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    any other suggestions?
     
  4. suzanne

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    James Peterson, Splendid Soups, ISBN 0-471-39136-0, (c) 2001, published by Wiley

    Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, Soup, Beautiful Soup, ISBN 0-8050-1939-1 (paperback, 1992, Henry Holt). This one might be hard to find -- hardcover came out in 1985, published by Random House.

    Although I have to say that I find the best soup is the sput-of-the-moment one: take some good stock (absolutely imperative!!), add some vegetables and/or protein (meat, fish, poultry, egg, cheese/cream) and/or starch, season and spice, and enjoy! I find it a great way to use up dribs and drabs of sauces, cooking water from vegs, etc.
     
  5. mezzaluna

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    I never tasted a soup that wouldn't be improved by matzo balls. Okay, maybe fruit soup.... :p

    Seriously, I have learned never to rush soup. It needs time to simmer and always improves the next day.
     
  6. 32rueduvertbois

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    Try The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup, by Mimi Sheraton. More than one hundred recipes from around the world. Fantastic.