Monday Book Review: The Little Guides Soups


The Little Guides Soups by Janine Flew

From the Amazon Description and book back:

Overview Soups and stews are family favorites- nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying one-bowl meal, a delicate consommé, a simple supper, or an elegant chilled soup, you’ll find something to tempt you in this book. It features over 150 recipes from all over the world, enabling you to make the most of seasonal produce, or fill your freezer for delicious meals at a moment’s notice. Also included are handy hints and information about techniques, equipment, and ingredients. These useful features, along with beautiful full-color photographs, make this the only soup book you’ll ever need.

Soups are perennial favorites–easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious. This collection of soup recipes ranges from the classic to the contemporary, from hearty one-bowl meals to elegant consommes.

*Soups for every occasion and season

*Instructions for making your own stock

*garnishes and accompaniments

*Glossary of ingredients

 

My Take:

I found this in a bargain/clearance sale years ago and have never regretted it.  This clever little cookbook from Fog City Press does have soups for ever occasion, every cuisine and every level of cooking. There are broth soups, cream soups and soups chock full of chunky healthy meats and vegetables.

Each recipe has a full color finished soup with serving suggestion, list of ingredients and preparation instructions that are easy to follow.  Some are simple, and other have a few more steps.  I always say, recipes are like blueprints, change them, substitute as you have on hand in your cupboards and vegetable drawers. Make them your own!

I’ve made many recipes from this little tome, from the minestrone, to the french onion soup to ratatouille-like vegetable soups and the tuscan vegetable soup is not to be missed!

I would recommend The Little Guides Soups to anyone, beginning cooks, retirees, those wanting to eat healthier  and live healthier lives.  I give 5 stars.

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