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.
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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.
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I didn't seek out A Beautiful Bowl of Soup for the usual reasons one buys a cookbook (great recipes, mouth-watering photos, new ideas), though it turns out that this book has all of those attributes, and more. No, I found it by accident while perusing the Chronicle Books web site, looking for holiday gifts. I'm easily distracted by cookbooks, especially soup cookbooks, and a collection of vegetarian and vegan recipes that could expand my own repertoire intrigued me.
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