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 firstname.lastname@example.org.