By Tali Simon | October 1, 2013
To me, the end of Succos signals the beginning of the fall. It actually isn’t cold yet here in Kochav HaShachar, but it will be soon — and when it is, I’ll be stocking my freezer with soup, soup, and more soup. What better way to begin the fall season than with a cookbook dedicated to soup alone? Scroll down to enter for your chance to win a copy of Soup: A Kosher Collection!
Type of book
Soup: A Kosher Collection by Pam Reiss brings you 135 soup recipes divided into pareve, meat, dairy, and fruit/dessert chapters. Whether you’re looking for a light soup to use as a starter or something more substantial to serve as a main course, you’ll have plenty of options. The book also has a bonus section that includes 5 recipes for soup accompaniments (think egg noodles and croutons).
Pam’s recipes are super straightforward, no frills, no fuss. This makes for approachable recipes, which is a great thing in any cookbook. The ingredient lists are easy to use, too, and each soup has a “freezes” or “don’t freeze” designation (which I love). The only thing I would change is to number the steps in each set of directions to make them easier to follow during actual cooking.
I’m a big fan of using as many photos as possible in a cookbook, so I would have enjoyed more photos here (there are 16 full-page photos). Ultimately, though, what’s more important than the number of photos is their quality, and these are beautiful. Soup can be an especially tricky dish to work with, so props to photographer Chirs Freeland.
Recipes I’ve tried from this book:
- Vegetable pesto soup
- Easy aromatic pumpkin soup
- Tomato broth with julienned vegetables
- Butternut squash spinach soup
Some recipes I can’t wait to try:
- Cabbage soup
- Leek and spinach soup
- Chocolate soup (!!)
Who would enjoy this book?
- People who like to cook ahead will find this book eminently useful, since so many of Pam’s soups can be frozen.
- Anyone interested in expanding their soup repertoire beyond the classics will find creative recipes that showcase a great variety of herbs and produce.
- If you gravitate towards easy-to-follow, no-fuss recipes, you’re in luck — this book is full of them.
Whether you’re looking for hot soups or cold soups, starters or main dishes, meat, dairy, or flexibly pareve soups, this book has it covered. Soup: A Kosher Collection is a user-friendly cookbook that will make your next soup course deliciously inviting.
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Win a copy of Soup: A Kosher Collection!
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The giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday, October 6. One winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. The cookbook prize can only be shipped to a U.S. or Canadian address.
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