$12.36 from Amazon.
Splendid Soups by James Patterson James Peterson's Soup book is considered by many to the the bible of soup making. At over 600 pages, this lovely volume sure lives up to its reputation. Nearly every kind of soup from around the world is represented here with clear instructions and delicious results. Beginning with clear broths and consommes, Peterson explores all manner of vegetable based soups before diving heavily into fish and meat and ending with sweet dessert soups. The international focus here is also a plus. Try Oxtail Soup, Senegalese Peanut Soup or Shrimp Balls in Hot and Sour Thai Broth • $29.70 at Amazon.
Soup and Bread Cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon Whenever I talk to my Wisconsin-living Mum in the wintertime, she is invariably in the kitchen making soup based on a recipe from this cookbook, which is one of her favorites. I love it, too, for its tips and techniques, recipes, and lively prose. As the winter days continue to send chilly rains my way I find myself turning to Wintery Chicken and Pasta Soup, Carrot-Orange Soup with Toasted Cashew Garnish, and Scotch Broth. • Sadly, the Soup and Bread Cookbook is out of print but it can be found for a good price at several online used book dealers. Please share your favorites in the comments! Related: Book Review 2010: Soup and Bread Cookbook by Martha Bayne