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The Soup Bible: All The Soups You Will Ever Need In One Inspirational Collection

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This comprehensive cookbook contains over 200 recipes from all around the world. Choose from refreshing summer soups or spicy winter warmers. Select an intensely flavored soup for a delicious appetizer or a hearty broth for a healthy lunch or snack.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2009 by Southwater Publishing (first published 1999)
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Corinne
"Over 200 recipes from around the world" it says on the cover. There are beautiful pictures for *every single* recipe. I love that in a cookbook.

I've read it from cover to cover and will try a handful of recipes. I will only make so few mostly because I'm a picky eater and don't want to experiment at this time but do want to master a few good soups. Also because I want "meal" soups, I should of got a book about stews.

A couple of things to keep in mind about this book. I'd say it's for an interm
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Lia
I've never been into cooking, but this year (2014) I decided to become a soup maven (because homemade soups are a pleasure to eat), and so I bought this book and started making a soup every week. I've enjoyed drooling over the familiar and exotic soups in the book (lovely pics!), and choosing some to make, and putting them together for my family. I learned that cooking can be easy and pleasurable, so I'm converted. :) It's a great book, and even when it calls for making things from scratch like ...more
Lorraine
Feb 06, 2014 Lorraine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who enjoy cooking, especially soup.
Some excellent sounding recipes. The illusrated steps will help the cook a great deal. I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes if the company who is renovating our kitchen ever finishes this particular renovation !!! I an somewhat disappointed in this book as a 'bible' cookbook should have every term needed, as many questions answered as possible relating to the making of soup, and a wider variety of the kinds of soups than the ones included here. The photography makes this book a l ...more
Catherine Woodman
I recieved this book as a present over the weekend, and while I have only made one soup so far (potato-cabbage with caraway seeds), it is a cook book with a wide range of soups, outstanding photos, not too complicated--the recipes are not long on details, so for a beginner, it might not work as well, and tips about when to use stock to enrich the soup are not here, but for an experienced soup maker, there are alot of choices, and not all of them things that I have had experience with. For instan ...more
Ami
Another cookbook where recipes looked good enough to eat, but not really worth cooking, except for one. I made the Garlic Chickpea Soup, which was tasty, but called for cream, which I don't usually make a habit of cooking with. It was tasty, though.

The weird thing about this book is that there's another soup book right next to it in the library, The Soup Bible, by the same author, and upon further inspection, it appears to be the same exact book. Why the library has both, I have no idea. I pick
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Lobstergirl
Sep 24, 2014 Lobstergirl rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alina Kabaeva

This is one of those large format cookbooks Borders used to sell in their bargain section. It's beautifully photographed. Everything looks enticing. I would estimate about one-third of the recipes require a food processor or blender, and none are overly challenging for a home cook. There's only one recipe I wouldn't make, Stargazer Vegetable Soup, which requires you to cut star shapes from thinly sliced vegetables with a tiny cookie cutter...to be fair, it is in the section "Special Occasion Sou
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GoldenjoyBazyll
Nov 30, 2009 GoldenjoyBazyll rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jen, Carol, Regina
Recommended to GoldenjoyBazyll by: Nanette
OK.... so it is the holidays and I am cooking crazy! This is an AWESOME- not your stone soup variety- cookbook. I got it about 4 years ago on the Barnes and Noble sale shelves (and I still see them every time I am there). The receipes are interesting/ some are unusual takes on common soups AND are not complicated to make! If you love soup- you will love this!!!! Watch out Cambell's!!!!!
Karen
Best soup recipes around, but I really bought it for the pictures. Not good for beginners since it leaves a lot unsaid. Example: in the parsnip soup it says "add herbs" but doesn't tell you what kind. Many more things like that pop up. But if you just want a good guideline and some great pictures to see if it comes out right, it's a bargain. Best tomato soup EVER.
Jamie
Sep 28, 2008 Jamie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jamie by: This was a gift from my Aunt Kelly
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I tend to bring this book out at this time of year. Something for evey palette for sure! This is one cook book I will never bore of! My only complaint is I have so many to choose from I don't know if I'll ever get through them all!!
Sarah
Mmmmmmmmm...excuse me while I slurp. I absolutely love soup and this book is chock-full of over 200 delicious sounding meals in a bowl.Inviting illustrations of every recipe add to the appeal.
Kelly
I love this book! It is one of my favorite cook books and has its own spot on the counter. There is a large variety to choose from depending on your mood. I am slowly trying to make them all.
Karen
Lots of variety. Didn't love all the recipes but there were enough good ones to make this worthwhile. Cooking times are not always accurate.
Amanda
A vast collection of soups from around the world. There's something for every time of year. A soup lovers delight!
Miriam
Yeah it's just a cookbook but it's hard to make a good soup and the recipes in here are really great.
Amy
the only soup we really didn't like was borscht but maybe it was the thickness of the soup.
Anisa Aven
I'm a soup fanatic and this is a great recipe book to get my fix!
Katrin
mmmm soups.)
great selection.)
Kaitlin
Nov 06, 2007 Kaitlin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE SOUP. I want this book NOW.
Suzan
hm, paprikasoep!
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