We are in Michigan after all, and it's time to face the fact of cooling temperatures.
One of the best ways to do that is with a simmering pot of soup! We have plenty of books to help inspire your next simmering sensations.
If you're the type to aim high, you might take a look at Best Soups in the World. Here you'll find recipes for "Cambodian Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup," "Blackfoot Bison and Blackberry Soup," and "Georgian Beef and Apricot Soup." The Culinary Institute of America Book of Soups will challenge you to make "Amish-Style Chicken and Corn Soup," and "Indonesian Chicken, Noodle and Potato Soup."
If you like your soup with a story, The Soup Peddler's Slow and Difficult Soups might be the soup cookbook for you. Contrary to what the book's title suggests, the soups themselves aren't slow and difficult. It's David Ansel's path as a soup peddler that proved to be a bumpy one.
Maybe you like to take the chill off without the help of animal-based broths. If that's the case Love Soup is an excellent choice. This book features 160 vegetarian recipes. Your mouth may begin watering as soon as you take in the table of contents where you'll find recipe titles like "Arugula and Apple Soup With Toasted Almonds," and "Roasted Poblano Chile Soup." If these sound good to you, you might also enjoy 365 Vegetarian Soups by Gregg Gillespie.
The cooler seasons last a while around here; maybe you'll find some new soup favorites to help you keep warm!