About the Soup & Bread Cookbook

“One of the top five cookbooks by Chicagoans/Chicago restaurateurs of 2009.” (NewCity)

“Recommended. We love the story and idea behind the book and its lovely design, but most importantly, it’s full of delicious-sounding recipes that are clear and easy to follow.” (Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn)

“A significant document on the importance of food and community. It isn’t glitzy, nor are there any celebrity chef endorsements. It’s a super-local (is there any bar more local than The Hideout?) source of lore about and recipes for real food (what is more real than soup or bread?). It’s a book of genuine people from all angles of life sharing food and recipes with each other in an effort to help more others yet.” (Food on the Dole)

“Gorgeous.” (Chicago Reader)

Edited by Martha Bayne and designed by Sheila Sachs, the Soup & Bread Cookbook is a collection of recipes from the 2009 run of Soup and Bread at the Hideout. It’s full of 52 soup recipes and 8 recipes for breads and miscellaneous baked goods, all contributed by local artists, musicians, writers, teachers, firefighters, barflies, and cooks. The book is 124 pages long, and offset printed in two colors, with a letterpress cover and original illustrations by Paul Dolan. Self-published by Martha and Sheila, after a successful fundraising drive, it’s available from the bar at the Hideout; via PayPal (click the cover image up there on the right); in Seattle at the Cathedral Shop at St. Mark’s; and in Chicago at Quimby’s, Renegade Handmade, Green Grocer Chicago, Swim Cafe, Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand, Jayson Home and Garden, Women and Children First, and the Sweden Shop.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the Soup & Bread Cookbook are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

For more information contact Martha at  soupnbread10@gmail.com.

6 Responses to “About the Soup & Bread Cookbook”

  1. my miscellany » Baking 101 Says:

    […] then winter happened. I stumbled upon the collection of recipes from the Hideout’s Soup and Bread nights and knew that all I wanted to eat for the next five […]

  2. Soup and Bread: Seattle « Soup and Bread Says:

    […] tried her hand at a recipe from the Soup and Bread Cookbook, and then they all came together on Monday night to share the results. Up for judgement: Robin […]

  3. Tempted » Blog Archive » SOUP AND BREAD AT THE HIDEOUT Says:

    […] welcome! If you’re out of town, be sure to check out the official Soup and Bread Cookbook here. It’s a sweet, and very useful, collection of 52 soup recipes and 8 bread and baked good […]

  4. The Local Beet: Chicago » The Local Beet’s Holiday Gift Guide for Eating & Drinking Local Says:

    […] Bayne’s Soup and Bread Cookbook. Already have it? How about Martha’s newest soup delivery, a Soupscription? For $60, you’ll […]

  5. healthy soup recipes Says:

    how much does this cookbook cost? Thanks!

  6. Martha Says:


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