Now that we’ve put in most of our official holiday gift ideas, it’s time to branch out! The Soup & Bread (Agate, $20.95) cookbook by local writer Martha Bayne, with charming illustrations by Paul Dolan, is yet another great little somethin’ for somebody special who loves them some soup and carbs. The book was inspired by gatherings that Bayne has hosted over the years at The Hideout, wherein she would prepare soups from recipes by Chicago chefs (famous and not-so) for patrons of the bar, while raising money for charity. This book’s got recipes by Paul Kahan, Stephanie Izard, and more. Yum!
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