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Soups and Stews

Borrow one of these cookbooks and create a pot of steaming soup to warm up those chilly nights.

 

$3 Soups and Stews: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family That Everyone Will Love!
TX757.B76 2010

Each one of the recipes in this book costs less than $3 per serving and no, they're not all vegetarian. You can make almost any kind of soup inexpensively. Plus there are chapters to teach you how to save money while shopping and secrets to good soup and stew making.

 

The Ultimate Soup Cookbook
TX757.U48 2006

Really?!? Over 900 soup recipes? All in one book? Sign me up! If you want a soup and you can't find it in this book, you just might have to invent it yourself.

 

Zuppa!: A Tour of the Many Regions of Italy and Their Soups
TX757.R726 1996

Soup is the basis of Italian peasant cuisine and it is celebrated in this thoughtful cookbook. Each chapter represents a region of Italy and includes five to ten soups, both usual and unusual to give you a real taste of Italy.

 

The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup: Recipes and Lore to Comfort Body and Soul
TX757.S44 1995x

Yes, yes they do! And just to prove it, every continent is represented with a variety of the countries' chicken soup recipes. There's even a chapter called "The Mother of All Chicken Soups" which traces the history and evolution of the quintessential Jewish chicken soup.

 

An Exaltation of Soups: The Soul-Satisfying Story of Soup, as Told in More Than 100 Recipes
TX757.S63 2004

There's a soup for every occasion: "To Celebrate Marriage . . . and Recover from the Rigors of the Honeymoon," "To Honor the Dead," "To Strengthen a Convalescent," "To Chase a Hangover," for a variety of holidays, and a chapter devoted to soup-related proverbs and quotations.

 

Stews, Bogs, and Burgoos: Recipes from the Great American Stewpot
TX693.V55 1997

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, try this cookbook. A significant number of authentic American dishes use game and a variety of meats from the various regions of the country. Each recipe is prefaced with a paragraph about the history of the dish, the cook who inspired or invented it, information about the ingredients, or the area from which it originates.

 

The Best Soups in the World
TX757.W73 2010

Every culture and cuisine in the world has soup on its menu. This collection of 247 recipes covers most of them with recipes and background stories. I especially like that the chapters organize the recipes by texture: chunky and smooth.

 

Real Stew: 300 Recipes for Authentic Home-Cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaise, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More
TX693.W75 2002

A stew by any other name will still taste as savory. Nearly fifty countries and their thick, hearty comfort stews are included in this informative cookbook. The chapters are divided by type of main ingredient: beef, veal, lamb, pork, fowl, goat, rabbit, fish and shellfish, vegetables, and mixed meats. There's something for everyone!