August 26th, 2008
While it may be a little early to start thinking of fall soups, I have to tell you about Betty Rosbottom’s Sunday Soul: A Year’s Worth of Mouthwatering, Easy-to-Make Recipes, Chronicle Books.
Betty’s gorgeous book is divided by season, helping you to make the best of the bounty. I love the first chapter of the book “Stocking up,” because it really drives home the point that you are only as good as your ingredients. Stocks are the foundation of classical cuisine, and though store bought will do in a pinch, nothing compares to what you can make at home.
Robbottom, a frequent contributor to Bon Appetite, offers up well loved favorites like Tortilla Soup with Chicken, Lime, and Smoked Chilies, and White Bean Soup with Chorizo and Kale are tweaked and updated with out loosing their classic appeal. And creative offerings like Tomato and Fennel Soup with Pernod Cream and Carrot Soup Scented with Sesame and Chives are sure to be well received.
This is a d’lish book for your collection!
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