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Soup of the Day : 150 Sustaining Recipes for Soup and Accompaniments to Make a Meal
Published: December 24, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Author (A Passion for My Provence) and cooking school owner (Chez Lydie en Provence) Marshall explains the secrets to soups in this winning volume. Her love of her subject matter is evident in her helpful technique advice and her
fond recollections of rewarding soup experiences, such as the rare pleasure of her mother's bechamel-enhanced soups, made with butter and milk friends that smuggled into WWII Paris. This book offers friendly reading, with anecdotes of acquaintances who
have contributed their favorite soups, and it boasts 150 recipes in chapters on broth, vegetable soups (this chapter is seasonally subdivided), seafood soups, and meat and poultry soups. From hearty Ribollita to Lobster Bisque and two versions of
gazpacho, there are soups-many with international flavor-for every occasion. In the final three chapters, Marshall provides recipes for salads, breads and desserts. This dilutes the book's focus a bit, but ideas for interesting accompaniments, including
Goat Cheese Fritters, Tuscan bread and Cherry Clafoutis, enable readers to create complete meals.
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From Library Journal
For many years, Marshall (A Passion for Potatoes) ran a much-loved
cooking school in New York City, but she now spends most of her time in her native France, which she wrote about in Chez Nous: Home Cooking from the South of France (retitled A Passion for My Provence for the paperback edition). Here she presents her
favorite soup recipes, which include not only French classics such as La Mouclade (creamy curried mussel soup) but also many inspired by other cuisines, from Guatemalan ... read more
Soup is delicious, nourishing, and
endlessly versatile. Around the world and throughout the seasons, soup is a favorite pleasure. Who doesn't love a fragrant, steaming bowl of soup when cold winds howl outside? And a chilled bowl of soup can be a light and soothing meal in the hottest
months of summer.
Now Lydie Marshall, a beloved cooking teacher in France and America, serves up something for everyone: 140 mouthwatering recipes for soups and accompanying salads, breads, and desserts to make a meal. Lydie offers a wide range
of her favorite soup recipes, from classics like New England Clam Chowder and Onion Soup to new favorites like Red Lentil Soup with Curry or Fava Bean Soup with Mint and Feta Cheese. Make a meal of Lydie's Tuscan Ribollita (the twice-cooked Tuscan bean
soup), Chicory Salad with Bacon, Croutons, Poached Eggs, and a loaf of Poilane bread, finished with Vanilla Cream with Prunes Soaked in Brandy. All the recipes are here in Soup of the Day -- clear, accessible, delicious.
Soup of the Day is a fine
collection of inviting, simple, delicious recipes, written in the reassuring style of a longtime cooking teacher who knows what home cooks want. With a foreword by Calvin Trillin, soup lover and Lydie Marshall fan, Soup of the Day is a welcome kitchen
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