Cookbook: Soup Bible
Are you one of those people who can't walk past the bargain rack at a bookstore without taking pity on the poor overstocks and remainders and slightly hurt volumes? I am, and I'm so glad. On my last trip to our local Barnes & Noble, I snagged this Penguin Books edition of Soup Bible, compiled by the editors at Penguin and published exclusively for B&N.
The photos (of most, but not all, of the recipes) give a good idea of how the finished soup should look, with well-written recipes that are easy to follow for beginners as well as more experienced cooks.
There are so many great ideas in this book that I need your help to decide what to make first. Here are my choices:
- Indian-spiced mushroom soup
- Roasted vegetable soup with lentils
- Chicken laksa, a Malaysian chicken and rice noodle soup with lemongrass, ginger, cilantro and chiles and a coconut milk base
- Clear soup with homemade chicken wontons
- Celery root, leek and apple soup with ginger
- Tunisian chickpea soup topped with eggs
What looks good to you? Please leave your vote in the comments, and I'll get to work.
If you're looking for an addition to your soup cookbook library, I highly recommend Soup Bible (actually, there are several books with the same title, and I recommend all of them, but especially this one). Look for it on the bargain shelf at your local B&N, for the budget-friendly price of $8.95.