In Wichita, we have a fantastic soup and sandwich place called Tanya's Soup Kitchen. The woman who owns it may be crazy, but that's ok because she works in the restaurant industry! Anyway, she creates all of these wonderful soups, all made from scratch, using mostly local ingredients, and it is definitely one of my favorite places in town. She also sells her recipes.
Prior to Christmas, I was in Tanya's for lunch and noticed that her recipe books were on sale (like, buy all six and save $15 or something like that). I decided I would buy them and give them away for Christmas presents (they are currently sitting in the back of Ian's car...so the second part of this plan backfired). I figured I would also want to keep a couple...you know, cause I like cooking so much and how hard could it possibly be to make SOUP?
Turns out, making soup is an interesting experience.