A Beautiful Bowl of Soup: The Best Vegetarian Recipes
This satisfying, manageable cookbook highlights some of the most popular international recipes for vegetarian soup with vibrant photographs and easy directions. Some soups are familiar, like Minestrone or Black Bean Soup, while other recipes, such as Fresh Tomato-Orange Soup, Chestnut Soup and Wild Rice-Cranberry Soup, are unexpected and make A Beautiful Bowl of Soup stand out. Mitchell (The 15-Minute Gourmet) emphasizes pleasure in cooking and presentation; even humble Cream of Tomato Soup is topped with puff pastry crowns without losing its homey feel. Tantalizing photos emphasize the elegant unfussiness of soups like Yukon Gold Potato. Home cooks will find practical tips sprinkled everywhere, like how to replace fresh tomatoes with canned when out of season or how to find and prepare dried Chinese wheat-flour noodles. A helpful list of these tips appears at the beginning, making A Beautiful Bowl of Soup easy to navigate.
There are 19 vegan recipes, ranging from light Miso Soup to the filling Cashew-Carrot Stew-in addition, almost every recipe has instructions for vegan preparation (Caramelized Onion Soup is just as winning without the goat cheese). With a section on heartier vegetarian stews such as Acorn Squash and Fava Bean, a Greek-influenced Spicy Green Bean and Potato Stew, and an excellent Indian Cumin-Scented Coconut Milk Stew (as well as with fruit soups like Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup and Gingered Pear Soup), A Beautiful Bowl of Soup makes a convincing argument for soup as the star course of any meal.
A Beautiful Bowl of Soup Review
I love A Beautiful Bowl of Soup. My kitchen shelf has so many wonderful vegetarian cookbooks, yet this one stands out. The recipes are easy and the author has explained the process so thoughtfully and beautifully that I had no trouble knowing what do next.
The end results are delicious, colorful, creative and elegant. Your guests will think you slaved all day to prepare something so beautiful. The Title is perfect. You will be empowered to prepare A Beautiful Bowl of Soup.
A Beautiful Bowl of Soup Details
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811835286
- ISBN-13: 978-0811835282
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews