160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of “the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine” (Chicago Sun-Times).
Anna Thomas’s Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks have sold millions of copies and inspired generations. Now she describes her love affair with the ultimate comfort food. “From my kitchen to yours,” Thomas says, “here are the best soups I’ve ever made.” Her wonderfully creative recipes make use of fresh, seasonal produce—try black bean and squash soup in the fall, smoky eggplant soup in midsummer, or seductively perfumed wild mushroom soup for Christmas. Silky puree or rib-sticking chowder—each recipe has room for variation, and nearly all are vegan-friendly.
Love Soup also provides recipes for breads, hummus, pesto, salads, and homey desserts—and simple menus that put soup at the heart of the meal. Throughout, Thomas offers expert advice on shopping, seasoning, tasting, becoming a cook. With soups that delight and nourish, Thomas invites us all into the kitchen, to the most old-fashioned food and the newest, to the joy and good sense of home cooking.
- September 2009
- 8.4 × 8.3 in
/ 528 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“Thomas (of the Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks) presents 160 new and enticing recipes that may just charm even a die-hard carnivore.” — Publishers Weekly
“Anna Thomas is a visionary, pure and simple. She opened our eyes and enlightened our palates—and a new world of garden-based eating began to unfold for a generation and beyond. In her latest book, Love Soup, Anna is as present as ever--consistent in her passion, skill, and pure delight. This book makes me want to run to my kitchen and get lost in her soups.” — Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook
“Anna Thomas is back with her most inspirational cookbook to date.” — Project Foodie
“Love Soup is a must companion for everyone with a vegetable garden, or a kitchen (this means everybody).” — Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden.com
“Is anything better than soup?... You'll be delighted and inspired by Thomas's collection of 160 recipes... Each one a bowl of shining good health.” — Weight Watchers.com
“Every page is a new original soup that I want to try. This is a fantastic book... a great resource.” — Macheesmo.com