Cooking & Entertaining

Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Sides for Delicious Meals All Year

A year-round cookbook featuring one hundred soups and sides from veteran teacher and cookbook author Betty Rosbottom that makes soup the centerpiece of any meal. When Betty Rosbottom started a cooking school over twenty-five years ago, her soup classes were always the first to fill up. To her this made sense: soup is a universal staple, thanks to its versatility and ability to be prepared in seemingly endless variations. In this modern take on the perennially popular category, Rosbottom presents soups ranging from updated classics to those featuring fresh combinations of ingredients and garnishes, all guaranteed to inspire and delight. Drawing on her deep knowledge of cuisines around the world, Rosbottom presents more than one hundred recipes from far and near, from Onion Soup Gratinée, Vietnamese Shrimp and Noodle Soup, and Brodo with Asparagus and Gnocchi to closer-to-home favorites like New England Corn and Lobster Chowder and Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Well-loved classics such as chicken noodle soup and gazpacho are elevated by respective additions of sautéed mushrooms and an icy cucumber granita. All recipes have been developed to provide aspects that home cooks love (ease of preparation, accessibility of ingredients, and the ability to double recipes). Also included are recipes for sandwiches, salads, and desserts, as well as sample menus that show readers how to make soup the start of endless memorable meals.

About The Author

Betty Rosbottom is the author of eleven cookbooks, including Sunday Casseroles, Sunday Roasts, and Sunday Soup. She founded and directed the cooking school La Belle Pomme in Columbus, Ohio, and has been a contributor to Bon Appétit and a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Media Services.

  • Publish Date: October 04, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Courses & Dishes - Soups & Stews
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 9-3/4
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $35.00
  • CDN Price: $45.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4862-1


"I am addicted to soup, regardless of what season it is. It is a perfect democratic dish in any cuisine throughout the world. Betty Rosbottom's great selection in Soup Nights will satisfy your hunger for soups with tantalizing, well-edited, and beautifully photographed recipes. From an elegant asparagus bisque to a magical mushroom soup “en croûte” to an earthy New Orleans red bean and rice soup, the soups in Soup Nights will never disappoint."
Jacques Pépin
"If I had my way, we'd have soup every night at our house. And now it will be easy to fulfill that wish with Betty Rosbottom's beautiful Soup Nights. Delicious soups—hearty and warm, light and chilled, familiar and new—can be mixed and matched effortlessly with inventive salads, sandwiches, and desserts, resulting in endless combinations of simple, satisfying menus for the way we cook and live today. This book will have cooks everywhere rushing to pull out their soup pots!"
Nathalie Dupree 

"The recipes are new and fresh, and they use ingredients you probably already have, but combined in creative ways . . ." 
—Jackie Burrell,

"Now she’s [Betty Rosbottom] written another cookbook, 'Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Sides for Delicious Meals All Year,' a compendium of satisfying, affordable, comforting soups along with sides such as sandwiches, salads and simple desserts that can be made into meals all year round.
News Herald

"But what’s genius is that Rosbottom also includes recipes for salads, sandwiches and desserts to round out the soup meal." 
Food Gal 

"Titled Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Side for Delicious Meals All Year, Betty Rosbottom’s cookbook has hit the spot. From an earthy red bean and rice New Orleans-style soup to a chilled watermelon soup, there is something for everyone and every season, forcing us to rethink our association with soup only being relevant this time of the year."
Honest Cooking

"Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Sides for Delicious Meals all Year by Betty Rosbottom is a book we need to help us through the winter. Mushroom Soup "En Croûte", Fennel & Carrot Brodo Over Red Quinoa, and Coconut Soup with Chicken, Lemongrass & Spring Vegetables are examples of the soul-warming comfort in this title. "
Eat Your Books

"This cookbook holds a soup ideas not to be found in competing books, pairs soup recipes with inviting color photos, adds ideas for soup side dishes to make the entire meal a main course."
California Bookwatch

"All recipes are easy to prepare with readily found ingredients and easy to double for those times you’re feeding a crowd or filling your freezer."
Leite's Culinaria

"There is an Old English says that says, “Of soup and love, the first is best.” Fortunately, Betty Rosbottom’s latest book, Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Sides for Delicious Meals All Year, is a soup cookbook you can fall in love with. This 208-page book features more than 100 soup, salad, sandwich and dessert recipes perfect for year-round cooking ... and eating."
Huffington Post

"This cookbook holds a soup ideas not to be found in competing books, pairs soup recipes with inviting color photos, adds ideas for soup side dishes to make the entire meal a main course."
Midwest Book Review