I love making soups and often use recipes found here, online or in my cookbooks. What i don't have is a dedicated cookbook strictly for soup. I was considering the Williams Sonoma soup book, but wondered if anyone had suggestions for a great soup cookbook with a variety of suggestions.
Any help is appreciated!
I like the cookbook from The New England Soup Factory. I've had it for a few years now and pull it out just about this time of year for our Tuesday Soup dinners which run through the winter. I usually halve the recipes as most of them serve 8 - 10 and we're just 2 here. They feature readily available ingredients and are an easy prep. Here's a link to Amazon:
Another book I like is "Tom Valenti's Soups, Stews, and One-Pot Meals: 125 Home Recipes from the Chef-Owner of New York City's Ouest and 'Cesca."
Finally, If you glance through the COTM Archives you will see many cookbooks of varying ethnic and specialties all of which have a soup chapter. You might just discover a cuisine which will appeal to you:
It's not a dedicated soup cookbook but has lots of soup recipes: Moosewood Daily Specials. I like the unusual combinations and flavors.
"The Daily Soup Cookbook" has wonderful soup recipes drawn from cultures around the world. I like this one a lot.
I used to have a Bernard Clayton book, I think it was titled "Soups, Stews and Chowders", but I gave it to the library - it was quite comprehensive however, mostly not unique or original, but a repetition of classic soups and stews that I mostly have in all the other cookbooks I own.