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The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking - A Year of Our Soups

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Catalog Code: 9780142196106

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In his early years as a novice, Brother Rick Curry learned that the quickest route to popularity among his peers was to master the art of cooking. Soup is one of the staple foods in a Jesuit community, and there is almost always a pot simmering on the stove. In more than forty years as a Jesuit brother, Brother Curry has traveled the world, lived in many different communities, and prepared many, many pots of soup. This collection includes recipes for sixty of his most popular soups-everything from an exotic Roasted Red Pepper Soup to the classic Minestrone Milanese to a hearty Corn Chowder, from a relatively simple chicken soup to the more complex Mussels Soup Billy-bi. But Brother Curry writes about a great deal more than soup. He includes stories to savor about his life in the community of Jesuits: the people he's met; the meals he's enjoyed; and the daily practices of patience, reverence, humility, and care that go into making a good soup and a good life.

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Brother Curry's second cookbook is a natural companion volume to his first, The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking. He presents 60 recipes for soups from a variety of cuisines, both simple and more elaborate. But the recipes are only part of the book, as Curry introduces each one with mini-essays whose subjects range from theological questions to religious history to his own 40-plus years of experience in the Jesuit community. A cookbook that intersperses recipes w0not appeal to everyone, but Curry, who is also the founder and director of the National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped, is a natural storyteller, and his text is very readable. For larger collections and others where the first book was popular.

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