Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for culinary professionals are taught at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at its additional campus for continuing education, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California.
Culinary Institute of America currently resides in St. Helena, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Book of Soups: More than 100 Recipes for Perfect Soups?
Very good book. May 16, 2008
I am a pretty good cook and I can prepare very good soups. I bought this book without a lot of expectations. I made one soup: Mushroom - barley; to be honest I was surprised how good it came. It was very simple recipe, but taste was good enough for high rating restaurant.
Soup Book Again Nov 3, 2007
I purchased this book a few years ago when it was first published. At that time, I let a lady at work borrow it because she really liked to cook soups. She made several recipes and told me how great they were every time. Needless to say, I never got the book back and have since left the company. Recently, I ordered another copy for myself and thus far, have made quite a few of the recipes, which were all great. The book is structured very well, easy to understand, and breaks down the different soup categories; e.g., cream, cold, etc. The photos are also very attractive. This is a Culinary Institute of America cookbook, so we know that it will be a great addition to any cook's library. I have several other books published by them: Vegetables; Grilling; One-dish Meals.
Deliciousness in a bowl . . . Jul 31, 2007
This book is fantastic. In fact, the recipe for the most delicious soup I've ever had -- Minnesota Wild Rice Soup (with carrots, celery, leeks, heavy cream, and white wine) came out of this book. Of course, I may be a bit biased, being a Minnesota girl, but I don't think so.
Dang it, now I'm hungry for soup.
Book of Soups Jul 16, 2007
The Culinary Institute of America Book of Soups contains over 100 recipes for soups including soup basics, broths, hearty soups, cream soups, pureed soups, bisques and chowders, and cold soups. This book also includes recipes for a variety of soup accompaniments such as breads, biscuits, crackers, dumplings, and vegetable chips.
As I was looking through this book, I realized how uneducated I was on the wide variety of soup possibilities. Though I enjoy soup, particularly homemade soup with fresh ingredients, I hadn't really ever considered the fact that soup came in so many different varieties, textures, and tastes.
For best taste results, I suggest using garden fresh vegetables and fresh seafood. I also suggest making up large quantities of the various types of broths for use as you need them. As many of these soups are freezable, I am making up large qualities of different soups using fresh seasonal ingredients and then freezing them for later use. This way, I can have some really delicious soups even when the ingredients are no longer seasonally available.
So far so good! Jan 19, 2007
I purchased this book for my boyfriend for Christmas and we just cooked our first soup from it last night. We made the Vietnamese spinach and beef soup. It was delicious! Can't wait to try more of the recipes!