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Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match: 70 Recipes to Pair and Share

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Chronicle Books
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Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I frequently told people,before reading this beautiful cookbook, that I was a soup expert. Boy, was I wrong!

Ivy Manning begins this beautiful cookbook with tools, tricks, and tips for the perfect pot of soup, and I was surprised at how much subtle flavor information was missing from my life. Photographs aren't included for every recipe (1 out of 3), but I don't find it obstructive. The descriptions are sufficient enough to envision the final product.

The recipes are straightforward, the
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-about-food
There’s a lot of books on soups and breads, respectively. This is the first example where I have come across them intentionally paired. Oh, and they’re reasonably easy to make; you don’t have to be a chef or speak French to accomplish any of these recipes.

I like to make soups for dinner but I often find that soups are a subsection of cookbooks and being vegetarian that limits the options even more. I also have the problem that I feel the need to have bread with my soup because, let’s be real,
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Winter, especially one as cold as this one, calls for soup and lots of it. Easy Soups provides plenty of recipes for the season, and a fair number of cold soups, too.

The books assumes its reader is capable in the kitchen, but not an expert. It opens with a helpful chapter on ingredients and tools, explaining the value of each item. The friendly and informative tone continues through the entire book.

Each recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous photograph or two - the phrase "food porn" came to mind -
Kimberly Mccune
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, cookbooks
Love the premise of this one but honestly the recipes fail to deliver. Tried several soups that were underwhelming and the none of the breads turned out properly despite following the recipes exactly.
I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways. I was not required to give a favorable review. This is a wonderful cookbook and is going to be a great gift for my niece for Christmas. I think she will love all the ideas for soups and breads. A great add to a cookbook collection.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
I love soups so always looking for new ones to try. These were all out there soups. Was expecting ones that we comfort soups. Very disappointed .
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Very innovative recipes with a lot of vegetarian content, which is important to me. One unique component to this book is that they devoted a large section to breads and savory pastries at the end of the book, to accompany the soups. They even suggest pairings with each one. I however will simply be drooling over the Featherlight Herb Dumplings and Spinach & Sun-dried tomato scones because I can’t bake anything beyond a pillsbury dough biscuit without burning it...ok sometimes I burn those.

Sarah Lee
I really liked this book, found so many great recipes I want to try. I often feel like most cookbooks have the same soups over and over, but this has a few of those and lots of twists on the traditional or whole new ideas for me to try out. I like a few soups, but my son loves loves loves soup so really I got this book so I can try lots of new types of soups out for him. He was very pleased to see me flipping through this book and can't wait for me to try these. These are mostly soups that you ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook
Ok, everyone knows I am a dyed-in-the-wool soup girl. I loves me some soup! So it's no wonder that I really love this book! I do wish it had more pictures, but the few it does have, are simply lovely. Here's a list of the recipes that I look forward to trying out:

Roasted asparagus soup with cashew cream
Winter melon soup with smoky ham
Pumpkin, pancetta, and arborio rice soup
Crab buttermilk bisque with sweet corn and bacon
Smoked salmon and celery root chowder
Egg and lemon soup with toasted orzo
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually love the idea of soup and bread recipes paired together! There were a few soup recipes that I marked to try and this weekend made the Smoky Tomato Soup and the suggested side of Pimento Cheese Drop Biscuits. The tomato soup was pretty straight forward, but really tasty and is a keeper. I splurged and did the fancy imported San Marzano tomatoes, but since you roast them before adding them I think I will probably do a cheaper variety next time. I loved the drop biscuits too and I think ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good points for a good amount of pictures to go along with the recipes. With each recipe, there is an eye catching side note that tells servings per recipe, active time and total time to make. I love that. What I did not love was the over abundance of ingredients in each recipe. That is what you run into with most soup recipes. Truthfully I don't think that I would buy this for myself, however I would take the time to make these soups because they sound so delicious. I know that is a ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Admittedly, I am a delicate (read: picky) eater. That said, I also prefer hearty, down-home comfort foods. Yes, I was born and raised in the south. I don't swear by butter, but it helps, and usually meat and potatoes, cozy soup in winter, and stick-to-your-ribs food is my preference. I just don't like recipes with ingredients like the ones in this book.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful book filled with yummy soup recipes. As a vegetarian, there wasn't as many soups to choose from but you could definitely tweak the meat ones if you wanted. The bread recipes at the end looked delicious as well all on their own.
Brianna Sowinski
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love soup and bread. This one's a winter duh.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbook
Meh. Not very accessible recipes.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Not really easy, so misleading.
Abi M
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely photos! I can't wait to make some of the soups!
Lisa Daleiden-brugman
A couple of recipes to try...
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbook
Thought I was getting some good new recipes, but these soups are all bizarre, not my cup of soup...
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
The concept of this book appealed to me, even though some of the recipes are too adventurous for my kids (or me). Worth checking out as she has a few new ideas on soup
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm pretty picky about cookbooks, preferring to find recipes online and make my own. This is a keeper though. Great recipes, well laid out.
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I haven't actually finished this book - do you ever finish a cookbook? But I wanted to record my early impressions.

I got this on a BookBub sale for a couple of dollars, and it's already proved to be worth much more than that just from the one soup and one bread recipe I've made so far. There's a strong focus on flavour, and using simple techniques and mostly easy-to-obtain ingredients to bring it out, and the recipes are as easy as advertised. The title is well judged to appeal to a lot of
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Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance food and travel writer, food stylist, and author of The Farm to Table Cookbook. Her work has been featured in Cooking Light, Sunset magazine, Fine Cooking, ediblePortland, Food & Wine magazine and on Additionally, Manning is a regular contributor to the Oregonian FOODday section with her Vegetarian Flavors column.

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