Gorgeous collaborative cookbook that benefits Syrian refugees through the UN’s Refugee Agency.
When they reached out to me to ask if I would help promote this book Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate our Shared Humanity, my answer was an easy yes. It’s hard to watch the refugee crisis from afar and not be able to help at all. Through this cookbook, people are learning how they can help as well as putting faces to the masses of refugees. Check out their website for more information. Host a soup party or take part in some of their other suggestions.
Layout and design:
The book is organized into two sections: stock and soup.
Every page of the book includes striking photographs, either of the recipes, ingredients, or the beautiful people in the refugee camps in Lebanon, all photographed by the author Barbara Adbeni Massaad.
Recipes include spicy cabbage soup, Portuguese chickpea soup, lentil and Swiss chard soup, creamy apple parsnip soup, spicy clam soup with basturma, and white turnip and hazelnut soup.
What I liked about the book:
Well, it’s just inspiring. Here is a food writer and photographer living in Lebanon who asked, “What can I do to help?” and she figured out a way, organizing recipes from dozens of celebrity chefs and producing an incredible to try to benefit the 4 MILLION Syrian refugees. Enough said.
I wasn’t so keen on:
I’m not even going to put something here this time.
Everyone with a heart. And soup lovers.
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.
Required FTC disclosure: I received one copy of this book from the publisher for the giveaway on May 26, 2016.
Here’s the book if you want to see more. Buy this book, it would make a perfect gift for friends, graduates, and soup lovers: