Saturday, October 27, 2012
Book Review - 300 Sensational Soups
A good soup nourishes the heart as well the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. Hot soup is warming on a winter day, while cold soup is just as welcome in the heat of summer.
From comforting creamy chicken and rice soup to refreshing gazpacho, 300 Sensational Soups offers something for every season, mood and occasion. There are 50 international soups, including Vietnamese pho, Italian wedding soup, and Middle Eastern harira. Soups from the sea include such favorites as snapper in Asian broth with habañero and shrimp, and shrimp and pea soup with lemongrass. Each recipe also includes tips and techniques along with garnishing ideas. As well, there are many creative variations and serving suggestions.
There is also the Just (Soup) Desserts chapter, which features 20 dessert soups, including coconut soup with mango fritters, chocolate soup with brownie croutons, and chilled cherry soup with crème anglaise swirl.
With 300 recipes to choose from, ranging from everyday fare to elegant dishes for entertaining, 300 Sensational Soups offers home chefs a perfect bowl of soup every time.
My Take on the Book
I love soup so when I was asked to review this book I was intrigued. How could anyone create 300 soups.
The two authors did in deed create a book that includes soup stocks, chilled soups, vegetable soups, cheese soups, meat soups, chowders, and dessert soups. There is a section at the back of the book that includes garnishes and toppings for soups.
Each page was well organized with the recipe and instructions. It included the US measurements and metric. There were author's tips for each soup and a comment about substitutions and ingredients which I found helpful.
I decided to make the WHITE BEAN, CHICKEN AND PESTO SOUP. It was very flavorful and easy to make. I used my own pesto sauce in the recipe. It was truly a protein soup with the beans and the chicken.
The only information I would have liked to see was the nutritional information: especially that of fat content and calories
If you love soup or know someone who does, this is a book you may seriously want to purchase.
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