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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds
Audience: Trade
Specs: 300 recipes; 32 pages of color photographs; tips and techniques; index
Pages: 384
Trim Size: 7" x 10" X 13/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20081010
Copyright Year: 2008
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300 Sensational Soups

300 soup recipes that offer something from every season, meal (20 dessert soups) and occasion from everyday to weddings, and featuring 50 international soups. Each recipes includes tips and techniques, and there are variation and serving suggestions.

The definitive collection of recipes for soup lovers everywhere.

A good soup nourishes the heart as well the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. Hot soup is warming on a winter day, while cold soup is just as welcome in the heat of summer.

From comforting creamy chicken and rice soup to refreshing gazpacho, 300 Sensational Soups offers something for every season, mood and occasion. There are 50 international soups, including Vietnamese pho, Italian wedding soup, and Middle Eastern harira. Soups from the sea include such favorites as snapper in Asian broth with habañero and shrimp, and shrimp and pea soup with lemongrass. Each recipe also includes tips and techniques along with garnishing ideas. As well, there are many creative variations and serving suggestions.

There is also the Just (Soup) Desserts chapter, which features 20 dessert soups, including coconut soup with mango fritters, chocolate soup with brownie croutons, and chilled cherry soup with crème anglaise swirl.

With 300 recipes to choose from, ranging from everyday fare to elegant dishes for entertaining, 300 Sensational Soups offers home chefs a perfect bowl of soup every time.

Bio:

Carla Snyder is a caterer, artisan baker and food writer who has also taught cooking. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Carla and Meredith have co-authored three other cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated The Big Book of Appetizers.

Meredith Deeds teaches cooking classes and has written extensively about food. She lives in Piano, Texas.

Preface:

Introduction

Soup is not just another meal -- it's comfort in a bowl, love on a spoon, satisfaction simmering on the stove. Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than a pot of freshly made soup. And all this goodness comes together so easily. Whether you make it all from scratch, starting from the stock up, or you purchase stock and a few other ingredients for a quick and easy meal, soup will never fail you.

While 300 soups is a lot of recipes, there is no end to the possible combinations. You'll find that many of the recipes can be made with items that are already in your pantry or refrigerator and can be cooked and on your table in under an hour.

Our book begins with the Stock Basics chapter, which has recipes for the foundation of all soups: stocks. Here we guide you through the ins and outs of making your own stock. You'll be surprised at how easy it is and what a flavorful difference it makes. We include many different kinds of stocks, such as mushroom, veal and roasted vegetable, as well as the more familiar chicken and beef stock recipes. We hope you'll experiment, using some of the more unusual stocks in place of beef or chicken stock in your soups.

To make the book easy to use, we've divided the soup recipes among 10 chapters, such as Fresh from the Garden Vegetable Soups, Hearty Soups for Meat Lovers and Chow Down Chowders, so you'll always know where to turn when you crave a particular type of soup.

Because soup is embraced by every culture, we've included a comprehensive selection of international soups: iconic soups such as French Onion, Mulligatawny, Pasta Fagiole and Tortilla Soup, as well as some you might not be familiar with but will soon come to love, such as Vatapá, a Brazilian black bean soup, or African Peanut Soup, made with coconut milk and sweet potatoes.

While you may be accustomed to thinking of soup as an appetizer or a main course, soup also makes an excellent dessert! Our Just Dessert Soups chapter includes more than 20 recipes for mouthwatering dessert soups made with fresh fruits and chocolate.

And because we think almost every soup benefits from a garnish, we've included an entire chapter of toppings and garnishes called Gilding the Lily. For instance, Split Pea Soup is wonderful on its own, but when paired with Pumpernickel Croutons, it becomes something truly special. We hope you'll look at this chapter every time you make soup and experiment with all the possibilities.

We loved feeding our families these comforting soups, and we hope that once you begin cooking with our recipes, these soups will become your family's new favorites as well.

TOC:

Table of Contents

Introduction

Soup Stocks
Chilled Soups
Fresh from the Garden Vegetable Soups
Beans, Beans and More Beans Soups
Cheese Please Soups
Hearty Soups for Meat Lovers
Chicken and Turkey Soups to Comfort the Soul
Go Fish: Fish and Shellfish Soups
Chow Down Chowders
A World of Soups
Just Dessert Soups
Gilding the Lily: Toppings and Garnishes

Acknowledgments
Index

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