Enjoy some Soup! The Soupmaker’s Kitchen cookbook Review

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I grew up in a large family, and we all know it’s not easy to shop or even cook for large families. We find ourselves eager and creative to put dinner together with what we have on hand. I have used this method after watching my mother do it when I was a child. One of my fondest memories was the soups she made, stews or gumbo. They were thick hearty and I really thought for the longest time she went out of her way to buy all this exotic food to create it all. Did she?

No. No my mother did what is shown in The Soupmaker’s Kitchen cookbook- a must for any family but I highly recommend it if you find yourself unsure of what you do with those left over scraps and items you don’t ‘have much of.  So you have a little of this and that, don’t think you can use it up? Wrong, don’t toss them, don’t ignore them –  Use them, all of them to make some wonderful soup! photo (1)

Green takes you through easy steps to stock up the pantry with items ( even small)  to create an entire heart warming soup with ease. Techniques on preparing, when you can sub frozen verses fresh and even how to make some flavors bursts are given throughout the book. Time savings tips, best used pots and other basic tools that will get you through soup season.


There are a wide range of recipes, I love that variety, something for everyone and you can really flip through the book find what you have on hand to put together something. It’s easy and fun too. I used three of her recipes and mashed them together to make a sort of Tomato Chicken Vegetable Soup. It’s more tomatoes than anything but after using her tips and guidance I felt confident it would work. It did, I like the new taste of chicken in tomato soup and used up left over vegetables I had on hand.


A quick run down on what’s in the book, you have the basic foundation of stocks, great starting place, you have fish stews and seafood options then your creamy bisque’s , there’s bean soups, your hearty soups and tasty chowders as well before it ends with chilled soups. I have never tried chilled soup, so I ‘m looking forward to trying all of these out. Throughout the book you are treated to beautiful photographs that take you along the journey of soup making. Tips, tricks even and clearly outlined directions are easy to follow. Green also outlines the origins of the dish which I find really enjoyable it creates a story for each recipes so your connected to it.

I highly recommend pick up the book up, don’t miss out on trying some new soups and the classic heartwarming ones you grew up with.

The Soupmaker’s Kitchen

How to save Scraps, Prepare a Stock  and craft the Perfect Pot of Soup by Aliza Green

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Quarry Books (July 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1592538444

ISBN-13: 978-1592538447

Listed price 24.00  * On sale at Amazon.com for 18.08


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