The first culinary memoir to feature chase scenes, dream sequences, an ice creampeddling archenemy, a cross-dressing mayoral candidate, and a furry sidekick.
The Soup Peddler s burgeoning business embodies slow food and environmentalist ideals, with emphases on healthy, seasonal ingredients; veggie-friendly options; sustainability; reusable packaging; and a whole lotta TLC.
Soups include Mulligatawny (spicy Indian soup), Ajiaco (Colombian chicken-corn soup), and Armenian Apricot Soup, as well as new twists on comforting favorites like Borscht, Veggie Minestrone, and Salmon Chowder.
David not only did us justice (yes, I am the haiku priestess...), but the recipes are great as well.
After reading Soup Peddler's book, I know that I absoulutely will visit Austin, Texas (specifically Bouldin Creek) in the future and I will swim at Barton Springs!
This is a well-written, easy-reading HILARIOUS book that gives one a magnified glimpse into the life of an Austinite.
I've been to culinary school and have continued my education. I have to say some of these recipes just don't add up. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. E. Marie
The recipes were a bit more 'to be read" rather than to be made....for my tatse.Published 7 months ago by Kathryn Mudrovich
Loved Ansel's writing style. Looking forward to trying some recipes!Published 7 months ago by Susan Stone
I love this book and I especially love the story of the Soup Peddler! I have watched his business grow over the years and everytime I visit Austin, I go eat soup and I am always... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patricia B. Weatherford
As an ex Austinite, 25 years removed, I absolutely LOVED this book. The recipes are good, but the stories leading up to them are fabulous! Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Amazon Customer
First off, I found this in the cookbook aisle so I thought I was buying a cookbook. But after reading the the introduction I realized I was in for a real treat. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Tina M. Lindquist
Loved this book, read it in one day and night, unusual for me.. then I loaned it to my daughter, who used to live in Austin, and she refuses to give it back. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Jean Anderson
First, the Soup Peddler's soups are amazing. Get the book even if you just want some recipes.
There's a lot more to it though -- it captures the spirit of the old South Austin... Read more