“Soup season” is both deeply appealing and bothersome as a concept. As the chill of autumn descends and winter’s frosty breath blows in, there’s nothing quite like the warm embrace of a hearty bowl of piping hot soup. This is the “soup season” that captivates the imagination of hungry comfort-seekers everywhere, and yet, there are so many other days when soup is exactly what the moment calls for. Spring days are perfect for light and fresh veggie blends. What about those hot summer nights when only a chilled, crisp gazpacho can really soothe the nerves?
Fortunately, I’m not alone in my love of soups all year round. Nava Atlas is a seasoned chef who specializes in plant-based cooking. Her latest work, a timeless guide to everything broth-based, was crafted by her. Vegan Soups, Stews and Stews All Seasons.
As a fan, friend and co-conspirator for many years, I have high expectations and they are consistently exceeded. Having photographed the bulk of the book, I can say with complete confidence that there’s not a dud to be found in these pages, featuring over 120 recipes.
Spanish Vegetable Stew (Menestra de Verduras)
Each section of this book is divided into sections that reflect the seasons. From the vibrant warmth of spring to the comforting freshness of winter…