Francophile chef James Peterson infuses his trademark warmth and passion into 400 recipes for globetrotting brews like Indian-Style Shrimp and Coconut to a classic Gazpacho. For the uninitiated, there’s also an introduction to broth and consommé-crafting techniques, in addition to advice on selecting the proper pots and utensils.
"Jim Peterson′s Splendid Soups is a comprehensive and mouthwatering atlas of the world of soup. It not only covers soups of all nationalities and every garnish, but provides a handy list of sources for every hard–to–find ingredient and kitchen tool, too. More importantly though, through his gargantuan world tour Jim empowers home cooks to strike out on their own and invent new soups. It just makes me want to get into the kitchen and start cooking!" — SARA MOULTON, Host, The Food Network′s Cooking Live ; Executive Chef, Gourmet magazine; Food Editor, Good Morning America
"We love James Peterson. Splendid Soups is a bountiful source of enticing ideas!" — the moosewood collective Authors of the Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks
Co-owner and curator of Fonda San Miguel