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By Patricia Solley

All through background and around the globe, soup has been used to carry convenience, heat, and solid future health. A bowl of soup can characterize so much—celebrations, significant lifestyles passages, and the typical. encouraged by means of Patricia Solley’s web site,, and arranged in accordance with function—soups to heal the ailing, get over childbirth, soothe a hangover, attract the article of your affection, and mark designated events and holidays—An Exaltation of Soups showcases greater than 100 of the simplest soup recipes of all time, together with:

• Festive marriage ceremony Soup with Meatballs from Italy
• Egyptian Fava Bean Soup, made to provide power to convalescents
• Creamy Fennel Soup with Shallots and Orange Spice from Catalonia—perfect for wooing a lover
• Hungarian “Night Owl” Soup, designed to chase a hangover
• highly spiced Pumpkin and cut up Pea Soup from Morocco, served to have a good time Rosh Hashanah
• Tanzanian Creamy Coconut-Banana Soup for Kwanzaa

Spiced with soup riddles, soup proverbs, soup poetry, and informative sidebars concerning the lore and legends of soup in the course of the a long time, An Exaltation of Soups is a steaming bowl of goodness that's guaranteed to satisfy.

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