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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-01
- Reviewer: Staff
Food writer and photographer Massaad has compiled more than 30 soup recipes in an effort to help Syrian refugees. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofits for food relief through the United Nation's UNHCR. Beginning with basic stocks—beef, chicken, vegetable and corn—the collection moves on to noteworthy U.S. contributors' selections, such as Anthony Bourdain's soupe au pistou, Alice Water's carrot soup, Paula Wolfert's lentil and Swiss chard soup, and Mark Bittman's Korean-style beef or pork soup with rice. Recipes hail from around the globe, showcasing international flavors including the meal-worthy Turkish black-eyed pea soup with lamb and noodles, South American pumpkin soup, Indian lentil soup, and Greek chickpea soup with lemon and rosemary. Photography—particularly portraits, including many of children—plays a central role in the book, showcasing refugees in Lebanon, and quotes give statistics, sentiments, and important information about this exemplary project and the refugees' dire need for food relief. (Dec.)