Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Wooden Spoon Book of Home-Style Soups, Stews, Chowders, Chilis & Gumbo

Favorite Recipes from The Wooden Spoon Kitchen

by Marilyn Moore

A collection of 150 proven recipes for soups shows readers how to create Tomato and Bread Soup with Pesto, Cool as a Cucumber Soup, and others.

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 240
  • Publication Date September 01, 1993
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3555-1
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $17.00

About The Book

The only soup cookbook a cook should ever need, from the preeminent authority on home-style cooking. The hallmarks of Marilyn M. Moore’s previous books—clarity, practicality, healthfulness, and plenty of unpretentious and mouth-watering recipes—are here again in this book, which is sure to become a standard in many kitchens.


“Using innovative ingredients and revealing an international influence, Moore is able to create such dishes as cream of sweet potato soup, wheat berry chili, and polenta potato soup.” —Booklist

“Simple, hearty family cooking is the keynote of The Wooden Spoon Book of Home-Style Soups . . . It gathers together favorite one-pot meals from across the country. Moore strives to keep ingredients fresh and low in fat; gimmicks are few; stocks are homemade. A simple chicken stew is topped with butter-biscuit dumplings; poor man’s bouillabaisse, uncomplicated but delicious, substitutes turmeric for saffron and relies on whatever seafood the cook has on hand, not on some long, expensive shopping list.” —The Washington Post

“These 150-odd recipes, while guiding the timid with clear and complete procedures, reveal enough general principles to tempt the adventurous to improvise. An excellent chapter on tangy fruit soups, both hot and cold, complements the savoriness of the main collection.” —Publishers Weekly