Wednesday, November 03, 2021

by Joanne Mengel

As the temperatures drop the first thing I think of eating is hot soup. Sure - anyone can open a can and heat it up - but there is nothing better than homemade soup to warm you up on a chilly day. It may sound like a daunting task, but it really isn’t. The library has books aplenty with easy recipes to follow. So strap on that apron, grab your soup pot and let’s get started. Here are a few of 

 Taste of home heartwarming soups (641.813 Taste 2014) 

Filling chili, hearty chowders, main-dish soups and many more options wait inside this cookbook. More than 190 recipes, some with only 5 ingredients. Making soup at home as never been so simple!

 Easy soups and slow cooker recipes (641.813 Easy 2012)

Easy Soup and Slow cooker Recipes is filled with delicious, comforting foods that save you time and bring smiles to the faces around your kitchen table. These home-cooked favorites are easy to prepare and fun for family and friends to come home to.

 Cook's Illustrated all-time best soups (641.813 Cook's 2016)

The experts at  Cooks Illustrated boil the world of soups down to the very best choices, each one a kitchen-tested keeper yielding flavors that exceed even what grandma cooked. Here are the ideal broths, the heartiest rustic soups, most elegant purees, and the best examples from around the world. - all in one book!

 Best of country soups (641.813 B464 2004)

Another Taste of Home favorite, this one has recipes for a little bit of everything. Learn the aret of making homemade broth, cooking with beef & ground beef, chicken & turkey favorites, using fish & seafood, or pork, ham, & sausage. There are also recipes for meatless soup, chili, and cold fruit soups.
 The complete book of soups and stews (641.813 C579)
From his travels around the world, culinary writer and expert Bernard Clayton, Jr., has put together an eclectic collection of more than 250 soup and stew recipes. He includes an array of favorites, as well as some delicious new additions and healthful preparation tips, that makes this a must-have in any kitchen for any season.
 A great bowl of soup : 250 recipes to prepare, savor & share (641.813 Great 2006)
Some of the soups take just an hour or so to prepare; others are even ready in mere minutes. Create bisques, broths, and chowders, hot and chilled vegetarian varieties, and ones chock-full of beans, meat, poultry, or seafood. There's information on what to keep in your soup pantry and how to make basic stocks.

 50 simple soups for the slow cooker (641.813 AL54 2011)

Create flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen's most coveted countertop appliance - the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, author Lynn Alley presents bold combinations for 50 new vegetarian and vegan soup dishes that are as hearty as they are flavorful.

 A beautiful bowl of soup : the best vegetarian recipes (641.813 M695)

Nothing satisfies like homemade soup. In this collection of over 60 vegetarian soups, flavor and beauty come together in combinations so irresistible - they’ll “bowl” you over!
 The new book of soups: over 160 new and improved recipes for soups and stews of every variety, with illustrated step-by-step techniques from the world's premier culinary college (641.813 C898 2009)

An updated and expanded selection of recipes from the kitchens and classrooms of The Culinary Institute of America. It's the ultimate guide for the preparation of delicious soups and stews for any season or occasion.

Few things warm the soul like a bowl of comforting soup, heartwarming stew, stick-to-your-ribs chowder or family-favorite chili. Soups, Stews and More is filled with more than 300 delicious ways to ladle out comfort any night of the week. Filled with versatile recipes today's cooks rely on most from Taste of Home.

I only listed 10 titles but if you are looking for more stop in and browse our huge cookbook collection located on the second floor of the library. You will find more soups and stews recipes in the 641.813 section - or simply ask any of the helpful library staff to assist you. 

Joanne Mengel works in the FDL Public Library Reference department