Monday, January 18, 2016

Soup for Syria: One of my Christmas Presents

My husband bought me a great christmas gift this year.  And in another post I will explain why he no longer buys my christmas presents, or any presents, without some guidance.  But this was something unexpected and wonderful.  First I opened the cookbook and there was a full page photo of dead fish.  As I looked at this page he said "there probably aren't many recipes for us in there, but I knew you would like the idea of the cookbook."  He was right and wrong.  As I looked through the cookbook there are MANY vegan recipes and recipes that can easily be made vegan.  There are some that are definitely meat based soups that really can't be changed without changing the whole concept of the recipe, but those are just a few.  But he was right, I do love the sentiment and intent of this project.

Here is the blurb from the cookbook web site "Interlink Publishing, a Massachusetts-based independent publishing house, has collaborated with bestselling cookbook author, photographer, and food writer Barbara Abdeni Massaad (Man'oushe: Inside the Lebanese Street Corner Bakery)—together with nearly 80 acclaimed chefs—on a humanitarian cookbook project whose profits will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR to provide urgently needed food relief for Syrian refugees."

You gotta love that.  And if you care as much as I do, please visit the site and buy the cookbook.  You will not be disappointed.  We have made two of the soups so far and my boys enjoyed both.

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