Synopses & Reviews
To Brother Victor-Antoine, soup making is a spiritual exercise in which you consider food, health, and the meaning of creation. Twelve Months of Monastery Soups harks back to a simpler era, when people were in tune with seasonal harvests and the natural flavors of fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Presented in order of growing seasons, Brother Victor-Antoine's soups offer a succulent range of flavors -- refreshing Watercress Soup for spring; Gazpacho made with ripe tomatoes for summer; Pumpkin Soup, savory for autumn; and Saint Nicholas Soup, made with turnips, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage, for winter holidays.
In keeping with the monastic emphasis on frugality, the recipes, 75 percent of which are vegetarian, call for easy-to-find, affordable ingredients and include at least one recipe for every vegetable native to North America. From simple clear broths to veloutes, consommes, and thick, hearty soups, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups will appeal to every palate.
The author of the bestselling "From a Monastery Kitchen" returns with a new collection of 170 soup recipes--at least one for every vegetable native to North America. From basic veloutes and consommes to thick and chunky soups, and from simple clear broths to creamy soups and more complex potages, "Twelve Months of Monastery Soups" appeals to every taste.
A collection of healthly recipes that follows the orderly cycle of the 12 months of the year--and features seasonally fresh produce.
Soups have always held a very prominent place in the daily fare of monasteries. This collection of healthy recipes follows the orderly cycle of the 12 months of the year, features seasonally fresh produce, and includes basic recipes for stocks and sauces. Makes a great gift or addition to your cookbook collection. Hardcover