12 posts categorized "Cookbooks"

June 22, 2011

Cookbook: Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons


In my kitchen, one long wall displays a collection of food-related art painted by friends. I believe there's a direct connection between food and art, and between food and artists (beyond the fact that many starving artists work in restaurants). Nava Atlas, prolific author of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks including Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons, also makes art, in and out of the kitchen.

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April 18, 2011

Cookbook: New England Soup Factory Cookbook

New england soup factory cookbook

Every good soup tells a story. Maybe it's the soup your grandmother made whenever you were sick, or the soup you invented for your wife before you proposed. Maybe the soup was an accident, when something unintended fell into the soup pot, or maybe it's the first soup your child would actually eat without making a fuss. Behind the recipes in the New England Soup Factory Cookbook is the best kind of story: the story of two culinary students who met while on a college internship at a Florida resort in 1983. They've been partners in love and business ever since.

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February 23, 2011

Cookbook: Love Soup

Love Soup cookbook

Anna Thomas wrote the very first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought, and I still have my tattered and food-stained copy of The Vegetarian Epicure from 1972. The bible for impoverished students on my college campus, the book taught us to cook beans and vegetables and meatless meals, and we redecorated our dorm rooms with jars of lentils and filled our mini-refrigerators with sprouts and greens. A lifetime later, I've fallen in love with Anna Thomas again. When Soup Chick turned one year old a couple of weeks ago, I celebrated by treating myself to a copy of Love Soup, a compendium of vegetarian soup recipes plus some sweet and savory sides to enjoy with them.

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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