on December 4, 1998
We recently bought this book based on its design. A smart looking cookbook with no pictures? Definately. As we have been trying the receipes, we have been very impressed with the subtle flavors of the various dishes and less impressed with the design of the book. The fish soups, and in particular, the Carrot and Mussel soup, are wonderful. I have been less impressed with the "slender soup" section, but then of course, that may have something to do with the lack of fattening ingredients and better offerings in other vegetarian cookbooks for example. My one complaint with the cookbook is that I would have preferred an order to the soups based on main ingredients rather based on themes such as "festive" or "slender". The ingredients used are generally easy to find here in Seattle, and most of the receipes seem to be reasonably easy to prepare and economical.
on January 24, 1999
Before I had a copy of "A Good Day for Soup", soup to me was chicken noodle in a can (yuck, those mushy noodles!). Now, having sampled over half the recipes in this culinary treasure, soup is not only warm and delicious, but a fun and creative experience. There is a recipe for just about any mood or any ingredient in your fridge, from Curried Chicken Chowder to Ball Park Soup. This cookbook guarantees a warm, nourishing meal for one or for a crowd. I hope the authors read this review, because I'd like to offer them my thanks.