Cookbook: Soup & Bread Cookbook
Never underestimate the power of soup: the power to connect, to entertain, to nourish, to sustain. That's the message of the Soup & Bread Cookbook, a collection of recipes and stories by Martha Bayne about the many ways people all around the country use soup to build and strengthen communities, friendships and families. Soup brings people together around art, music, homeland, hunger relief, and just plain fun, but I wouldn't recommend this book to you unless the recipes made me want to pull out the stock pot and cook.
I knew just what to do with it; I donated it to our town library, as a prize for the winner of the library's soup cook-off. And then, of course, I bought another copy of the book for my own library, because there were too many great recipes I wanted to try.
In fact, I can use your help. Which of these recipes shall we make first?
- Chevre bisque, with tomato, basil, and an optional lobster(!) garnish
- Spicy vegan tortilla soup
- Roasted onion soup
- Haitian independence soup, with a whole bunch of cilantro
- Forty-watt garlic soup, with (you guessed it) forty cloves of garlic
- Spicy tomato and bacon soup, with garlic croutons
Please leave your vote in the comments, and I'll get to work.
The stories in the Soup & Bread Cookbook will fill your heart, even as the soups are filling your tummies. I wholeheartedly recommend adding this one to your cookbook collection.
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