Kit Wohl
New Orleans Classic: Gumbos and Soup
Jan 2009
Pelican Publishing

In her unpretentious, home-grown guide to gumbos and soups, Kit Wohl celebrates the free-wheeling and fanciful culinary legacy of a celebrated and storied regional American cuisine. Prolific artist and author, Ms. Wohl makes a charming escort through the home and restaurant kitchens of New Orleans. With help from some of the city’s most renowned chefs, as well as contributions of precious family recipes from private kitchens, Wohl presents the mystery and tradition of backwater cooking with unpretentious familiarity. The variously exotic, rustic, and hearty flavors of no-nonsense gumbos and soups take center stage in this edition of her New Orleans Classics series. Recipes suffused with Spanish, French, Cajun, and Creole influence will inspire any cook to engage in the cultural mélange of Louisiana cuisine with equal parts curiosity and confidence.

Per-Anders Jörgensen
Eating with the Chefs: Family Meals from the World's Most Creative Restaurants
Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat
Japanese Hot Pots: Comforting One-Pot Meals
Jan 2010
Ten Speed Press

The hot pot is a Japanese culinary tradition: fresh ingredients poached in their own flavorful liquid in one simmering, delicious pot. Perfect for comforting weeknight meals to stave off the cold, hot pots can accommodate a variety of ingredients, although they are most gratifying when prepared with the flavorful stocks of Japanese cuisine. Chef Ono and food journalist Salat offer a primer on the building blocks of hot pots, from umami-rich stocks to hot-pot specific cooking tips. Recipes include extra information on lesser known Japanese ingredients and techniques, ensuring that even the unacquainted cook will produce a hot pot worthy of the tradition.

James Peterson
Splendid Soups
Sep 2000
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

A comprehensive cookbook with over 500 foolproof recipes covering every conceivable kind of soup--including Asian and South American recipes that have not previously appeared in American cookbooks--and sections featuring unusual ingredients, secrets for lowering fat, and more.

Tom Valenti and Andrew Friedman
Tom Valenti's Soups, Stews, & One-Pot Meals : 125 Home Recipes from the Chef-Owner of New York City's Ouest
Jan 2003
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

In Tom Valenti's Soups, Stews, & One-Pot Meals, Valenti and coauthor Andrew Friedman dish up the flavor that we've come to expect from a celebrated New York chef, without any of the fuss. Here are realistic recipes for the home cook--most made in a single vessel--all based on the fact that the right ingredients, left alone cooking in one pot with virtually no intervention from the cook, will steadily build glorious flavor. This is make-ahead food that gets better a day or two later, this is dinner party food, holiday food, food that's made on the weekend and savored throughout a busy week.

Deborah Madison
Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen
Feb 2006
Bantam Books

If you think the only soup that is fit to be consumed is chicken noodle on a cold winter day, this book will convince you otherwise. With recipes for every kind of vegetable soup imaginable, from summer soups, to soups based on bread and grains, to suggestions on how to improve on canned soup when you don’t have time to cook from scratch—Deborah Madison will have you getting out a bowl and a big spoon.