Friday, May 22, 2015
The Soup Club Cookbook by Courtney Allison [and 3 others]
I love the premise of this cookbook, to take turns cooking big pots of soup and sharing with other members of the club. According to the cookbook, if your club is comprised of 4 members, a person would only have to cook their big pot of soup once a month and would therefore receive three meals a month. I think that I could handle that. The authors have covered every aspect of being in a soup club, including the message that "Your week will sometimes fall at the most inconvenient moment in your busy life," music to cook to, tools for cooking and delivery, and even how long it takes to boil a big stockpot of water. You will find that there is more to The Soup Club Cookbook than soup because the other recipes for salads & dressings, breads, toppings, snacks, and more are just as wonderful. The photographs and the layout with tips, notes, and stories make this cookbook very engaging. Perhaps The Soup Club Cookbook will inspire you to form a soup club where nourishing food made from scratch can be shared and enjoyed by all.
FYI: If you don't think that you will be cooking hot soups now that summer is almost here, there is a chapter in the cookbook with recipes for refreshing chilled soups made with summer fruits and vegetables.
Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey and The Soup & Bread Cookbook: More Than 100 Seasonal Pairings for Simple, Satisfying Meals by Beatrice Ojakangas are two more cookbooks that would be perfect for a soup club.