Friday, June 26, 2009


My newest book THE BEST SOUPS IN THE WORLD will be published by Wiley at the end of the year. It was fun writing and although I've always loved soups I became even more enamored and excited from the opportunity to test so many more soup recipes than one would normally. Don't ask me for a favorite: that's impossible. But a minestra di fave e dente de leone, fava and dandelion soup, is a soul-satisfying soup made with olive oil, tomato, onions, celery and carrot in chicken broth.

[Photo: Clifford A. Wright]


  1. Congrats on the book! Soups are awesome and definitely soul-satisfying ; )

  2. Just pre-ordered a copy at my local book seller in Hilo. I have most every book you have written, had to buy some out of print ones at Powell's and ABE. Care to share a tidbit or two of recipes with us while we wait for the book?

    Want to do a book tour in Hawaii? We have a guest room!

  3. Would love to go to Hawaii. Well, now that it's summer, a gazpacho might be appropriate. They are often screwed up and that's because cooks get too ingredient-driven and have too much of something. You're trying to find a harmonic balance of flavors of the tomatoes, cucumber, bread, bell pepper, olive oil, and dry sherry.