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Bibliobites Book Group

January and Soup go together!

love soup

Anna Thomas has been known for generations for her Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks. Now she describes her love affair with the ultimate comfort food. Thomas says, “From my kitchen to yours, here are the best soups I’ve ever made.” Her wonderfully creative soups make use of fresh, seasonal produce. From silky puree to rib-sticking chowder, each recipe has room for variation.

 Love Soup has received rave reviews from the press.  The Chelmsford Library Bibliobites Book Group will add our review on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Other reviews:

The NY Times  ” What separated her book from other vegetarian cookbooks at the time was that she emphasized flavor. ”

The Detroit Metro Times: “Her latest book, Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes  could become a new classic…The book lavishes coverage on the ultimate comfort food, with soups for the four seasons, as well as many “sides,” such as salads and dips and desserts.”

Book Page: Thomas, author of the much-admired Vegetarian Epicure books, serves up her personal, invitingly inventive “library of soups” in Love Soup… as you might surmise from the title, she’s truly, madly, deeply in love with soup. That love manifests itself in every one of the 100 soup recipes here, plus 60 more for breads, salads, starters and sweet to go with the “souper” main course.”

Library Journal: “Thomas (The Vegetarian Epicure) gives cooks 160 reasons to fall in love with soup all over again! Her introduction to each easy-to-follow recipe makes the reader feel like a close friend is recommending the soup…Highly recommended.”

Our January meeting and will take place on

  January 30 in the Fireplace Room at 11 a.m.


We are always welcoming new cooks to our group. Join us for the conversation even if you don’t get a chance to cook. It is always fun and informative.

Enjoy and Happy cooking.