By Janet Clarkson

From the restorative powers of bird soup on a ill day to the heat of a bowl of chowder on a wintry evening, there is not any nutrients particularly as comforting and emblematic of domestic as soup. Soup, as Janet Clarkson tells us, is the 1st precise culinary construction of humanity, and it has made a protracted trip from the prehistoric cave to the kitchen desk and the white linens of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Tracing its myriad reinventions via heritage and around the globe, Clarkson argues in Soup that it's the basically really common dish—every tradition on this planet makes soup, and it's greatly valued as a dish adaptable for any state of affairs. From the swill of the poorhouse to the main delicately crafted consommé, Clarkson explores how soup received its identify and describes the several roles of soup in japanese and Western delicacies. that includes the nationwide soups of many nations and together with an collection of anecdotes and recipes taken from seven centuries of culinary background, Soup entertains up to it informs, telling of ways the background of the eating place itself is intricately interwoven with the very idea of soup.

            “With enthusiasm and certain examine, Clarkson’s pleasing background is a nutrient-rich meal for the brain, certain to be wolfed as fortunately as its subject”—Publishers Weekly, on Clarkson’s Pie

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