Betty Rosbottom- Perry photBetty Rosbottom is the author of eleven cookbooks, including Sunday CasserolesSunday 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.

Drawing on her deep knowledge of cuisines around the world, Rosbottom tempts readers with more than one hundred recipes from far and near. Recipes span 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 Tomato Gazpacho are elevated by respective additions of sautéed mushrooms and an icy cucumber granita. Easy-to-prepare, with accessible ingredients, these are recipes that soup lovers will want to make again and again. Practical and helpful cooking tips and market notes are bonus features included with the recipes.

Rosbottom knows that a crisp salad or a hearty sandwich makes the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup. For a fall supper, try the Frisée Salad with Walnut, Pears, and Goat Cheese or celebrate the arrival of spring with the Market Salad with Fresh Peas, Radishes, and Melon. A variety of sandwiches from toasted and grilled to open-faced or layered as a club, provide something to crunch with something to sip. Though Rosbottom suggests mouthwatering soup, salad, and sandwich combinations, readers will find it easy to experiment by mixing and matching to their own tastes. “Leave room for dessert!” the author advises since no soup meal iscomplete without a little something sweet. Treats like “Melt in Your Mouth” Lemon Rosemary Cookies, Butterscotch Pots de Crème, and Rustic Apricot Tart make simple yet delicious endings.

Whether it’s a Black Bean Soup with Lime-Pickled Red Onions for a family supper or a Creamy Chicken Soup with Autumn Vegetables for a cozy fall dinner party, SOUP NIGHTS will elevate soup to the centerpiece of anymeal.