The Soup Club Cookbook: Feed Your Friends, Feed Your Family, Feed Yourself by Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow, and Julie Peacock
Two years ago, Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey was published (Storey Publishing, LLC - 2013). I fell in love with that soup community builder. I shared it the friends with the intention of we should do that someday.
When I saw The Soup Club Cookbook by Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow, and Julie Peacock (Clarkson Potter, 2015), I knew I wanted to read it! It had to be similar to Soup Night with a new twist. And it is! Both books are about creating a community around soup (and other amazing dishes, sides, and drinks). While Soup Night revolves around one night of soup with bring-your-own-bowl fun, Soup Club is about continued fun throughout the year, or years.
Soup Club came from a small idea to share soup with friends. And quickly, a rotation was created between four friends and their families. The authors share the ins-and-outs of creating the soup club, then they share their soup (and other) recipes. Each recipe features a personal note which gives a little history of how the soup was brought to the group. Along the way, there are tips and treats to pair with the dishes. It's definitely a book that will make your mouth water.
Not all the recipes will suit your tastes, but the authors encourage cooks to adjust the recipes as they see fit. The recipes are made in large batches, because this book was intended to share soup with a group. It can be shared in batches to each club member or by make a large pot and hosting a soup night!
I cannot wait to share this book and the soup club idea with friends. I'm so happy that Courtney, Tina, Caroline, and Julie were discovered and created this cookbook together. Thank you, ladies!
Thank you, Blogging for Books for this review copy! I heartily enjoyed this delicious cookbook.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
Additional information about The Soup Club Cookbook is available from Random House.