The Soupmaker's Kitchen
This isn't the first cookbook pertaining to soups that I've reviewed so you've heard me expound on my love of home made soups before, but I really like this book because it focuses on another of my loves which is making something out of nothing! I love to use everything in the fridge so carrot skins, turnip tops, celery leaves etc all make their way into my stock pot and Aliza shows you just how to do that.
She breaks soups down into four manageable categories, broth based soups, bisques, chowders, and stews then she explains which scraps to save for the type of soup you wish to make along with tips for doing so. Making of homemade broth is also discussed and I think this is such an important skill to know, it's not difficult but takes soup making to another level.
The book has amazing pictorials tutorials that make it easy for the beginner cook but there is lots for the intermediate cook as well by way of exploring European soup making methods.
This book is a definite keeper for me!