Looking for a cookbook recommendation: topic = SOUPS!
I hope this is the right place to ask. I'm looking to buy a cookbook for my mom for Xmas that specializes in soup. We tend to like healthy, vegetable-y soups, but are not restricted to that. We eat meat but in moderation. Only thing I wouldn't want too much of in the book are weird/esoteric ingredients you'd have to go to a specialty store to get. Stuff that can be found in most bigger grocery stores is fine.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
I recently bought one called Splendid Soups by James Peterson (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), but I haven't used it yet. It's a large book, over 600 pages, and that's nearly all recipes, not pictures.
The New England Soup Factory Cookbook is one of my favorites cookbooks solely devoted to soups but with a chapter of sandwiches and salads. Everything I've cooked from this book has been excellent. Here's a list of recipe titles in the book with ingredients listed but no actual recipes...
I am a huge soup fan, so will be following this thread . . .
I have Barbara Kafka's Soup cookbook - have had it for years - can't say I ever really use it (I know not helpful but for what it is worth).
Those are exactly the three I would recommend: Peterson, New England soup factory and Kafka.
I have them all and love soup.
I'd put them in this order, though:
NESF - lucky enough to be near their restaurant once in awhile and everything is delicious. It's a great book.