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300 Sensational Soups Cookbook (recipes too!)

300 Sensational Soups
by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds

Soup is not just another dish. According to veteran cookbook authors Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds, “Soup is comfort in a bowl, love on a spoon, satisfaction simmering on the stove.” Nothing makes a house feel and taste more like home than a pot of freshly made soup. This holiday season Carla and Meredith simmer up 300 delicious soup recipes with their new cookbook, 300 SENSATIONAL SOUPS (Robert Rose; October 2008; $24.95/softcover; ISBN 978-0-7788-0196-2).

300 SENSATIONAL SOUPS is an easy-to-use cookbook, perfect for all experienced levels and appetites. The book is divided into 10 chapters that cover a range of topics, including Stock Basics, Fresh from the Garden Vegetable Soups, Hearty Soups for Meat Lovers, Go Fish: Fish and Shellfish Soups, A World of Soups, Chow Down Chowders, and Gilding the Lily: Toppings and Garnishes.

Most recipes can be made from common home pantry and refrigerator items, making soup the perfect solution for quick meals, impromptu gatherings, and out-of-town holiday guests. The hundreds of home-style and international recipes include:
§ Tuscan Bean Chowder
§ Cream of Roasted Poblano Soup
§ Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
§ Bouillabaisse
§ Curried Salmon Soup in Coconut Stock
§ Steak and Potato Soup
§ Pumpkin Soup with Ham and Swiss Chard

While many people think of soup as an appetizer or one-pot-meal, Deeds and Snyder prove soup can satisfy a sweet tooth, too. The Just Desserts chapter offers more than 20 recipes —decadent concoctions of fresh fruits, liquors, and chocolates, such as:
§ Blueberry Soup with Lemon Verbena in Cantaloupe Bowl
§ Blackberry and White Chocolate Soup
§ Champagne and Strawberry Soup
§ Coca-Mocha with Hazelnut Biscotti
§ Orange Muscat Soup with Mascarpone Cream
§ Piña Colada Soup with Caramelized Pineapple

As we look ahead to football tailgates and holiday gatherings, let us be thankful for 300 SENSATIONAL SOUPS, a must-have cookbook serving up spoonfuls of comfort, love, and satisfaction.

After a semester studying in Europe, it became obvious to Carla Snyder that a large portion of the world didn’t eat to live, but lived to eat. With a BA in Journalism in hand, she began a 30-year culinary journey as a caterer, cooking school teacher, artisan baker, food writer, corporate culinary event planner, cookbook co-author and co-owner of Kitchen Counter Points cooking school. Carla’s passion for all cuisines has helped thousands to get delicious food on the dinner table with more ease, fun and style. With “pen-pal” Meredith Deeds, Carla is the author of 4 cookbooks. The duo is presently busy at work on The Little Black Dress Cookbook (2009). Carla lives in Hudson, Ohio.

After growing up in the restaurant business and spending two years at California State Polytechnic University’s Restaurant School, Meredith Deeds set out on a career that, 20 years later, has allowed her to cook, teach, and write (all over the country) in all places big and small. Meredith’s passion for fresh, seasonal cooking combined with her fun, energetic, “You can do it!” approach to teaching, writing, speaking and culinary event planning has helped hundreds of people feel good about cooking, and given them the confidence they need to express their own creativity in the kitchen. With “pen-pal” Carla Snyder, Meredith is the author of several cookbooks, including The Mixer Bible, The Take-Out Menu Cookbook, and The Big Book of Appetizers, a nominee for the 2007 James Beard Awards. Meredith lives in Minneapolis, MN.
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