At the restaurant, everything on the menu changes every day, except the daily special, which consists of a bowl of soup, a salad, and a hearty slab of bread. Here, in more than 275 recipes, you can have comfortable, easily prepared ethnic adventures inspired by places in every corner of the globe, from Tibet to Cuba. Beginning in the east, there's Asian Bean Curd Soup, based on a rich broth, and fanciful Balinese Rice Salad, made with brown rice and a zippy, chutney-spiked dressing. Moving west, you find briskly chilled Golden Gazpacho, made using mid-summer's sunny, yellow tomatoes, and Alabama Hot Slaw, a classic cabbage salad doused in a warmed-up dressing. For accompaniments, there are cloud-light buttermilk biscuits, vibrant curried croutons for enlivening soups and salads, and nine of the restaurant's most popular salad dressings.
Every recipe is accompanied by information-packed notes about its ingredients, a nutritional analysis, suggested accompaniments, and alternatives, such as adding grated cheese, rice, or shrimp to Pepperpot Soup, a stew of greens, sweet peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, spiced with a Caribbean blend of thyme, cinnamon and chiles.
This book is a perfect way to get pleasantly acquainted with a wide variety of grains and vegetables, from millet and South American quinoa to daikon radish and tomatillos. A useful gift for students, beginning cooks, budget watchers (many of the soups require only water, not stock), newlyweds, and everyone who wants to eat well and healthfully, this sweetly illustrated book could live happily in any household. It includes some recipes using fish, as well as a good selection of vegan choices. --Dana Jacobi
Okay, this is not a gluten free cookbook, but as some one who can not eat wheat I figured it would still fit my diet as it's mainly a soup and salad type cookbook. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Willow
Every recipe I've tried is delicious, and they're all something I'd never have thought of by myself. I get lots of compliments on the salads at potlucks.Published 5 months ago by Vita
This is my 3rd Moosewood book and I just love reading it! So many, many yummy recipes. Often I use these recipes an substitute what I would prefer and voila, delicious. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrea Oreilly
If you are a vegetarian or not the cook book is great. Recipes for soup stocks, quick soups, and stews are wonderful. The seasonings and ingredients are really tasty. Read morePublished 10 months ago by dana furness
Best set of good and flavorful soups and salads. Need to cut back on meat so wanted good options. Had seen it before but never picked it up. Should get them allPublished 10 months ago by Mary Metzner
My favorite cookbook of all time. I love soup and almost every recipe I try in this book is excellent! The salads are great too. I give this for wedding presents all the time!Published 12 months ago by Deanna
There is such a wide variety of soups in this book--it really opens your eyes to all of the things a soup can be. The book is delightfully written and the recipes are delicious. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Becca
I'm sure that many will find may of the soup recipes contained in this book to be appealing. My wife tends to stick to the recipes handed down by her mother. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Wee Willie
Initially I was very disappointed in the soup recipes, but after trying one with great success, and perusing many others, I now like the book and will try many of the soup recipes... Read morePublished 21 months ago by catlady