Jane Brody's Good Food Book

Monday, February 23, 2009

For the past couple of years, I have been cooking from Jane Brody's Good Food Book, and this past winter I have run through many of Brody's soup recipes with great success. This book's subtitle "Living the High-Carbohydrate Way" might send 21st century dieters running for the hills, but don't be fooled, Jane doesn't want you to dine on waffles and pasta at all times (even if that is exactly what I ate yesterday). Instead she argues for the health benefits of complex carbohydrates. Carbs or not, Brody's soup recipes are FANTASTIC. I've cooked the 'Vegetable-Bean Soup With Pistou' more than a dozen times, 'Potato Leek Chowder' was a more recent discovery and the 'Three C Soup' is delicious (and virtuous). Tonight I am planning to try out the Puree of Carrot Soup. If you come across a copy in a used bookstore, I would definitely encourage you to pick up a copy.

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