Good Soup: 52 Colorful Recipes for Year-Round Comfort


by Joris Bijdendijk & Samuel Levie


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Whether your soup is a meal in itself or a light starter, it is always comforting. For chefs Joris Bijdendijk and Samuel Levie, soup is the regular guest in many memories: a comforting bowl of broth when they were ill, steaming cups or cold gazpacho when there was something to celebrate, or a hot mug of soup after skating. Or that first time they made their own fish stock as young chefs… 

An ode to soup in all its forms, this vibrant cookbook features weekly recipes for comfort all year round, including thai coconut soup, mushroom cream soup, gazpacho, and goulash. Not a week can go by without a delicious bowl.

In recent years, their shared love of soup has taken on outrageous proportions. In addition to this colorful soup book, they were involved in a huge Freedom Meal, consisting of ten thousand servings of pumpkin soup, and launched their own tinned soup, SNERT, and three other canned soups.


“Aims to prove that soup can be served year-round with recipes for broths, bisques, chowders, and more.” —Publishers Weekly

"Recipes are not overly complicated, offering wide appeal and making the book accessible for less-experienced cooks." —Library Journal

Before Chef Joris Bijdendijk cooked together three Michelin stars, soup was a regular guest in many memories. Good Soup pays tribute to the phenomenon that is soup in 52 recipes from all over the world.

Chef Joris Bijdendijk has cooked together three Michelin stars in eight years. For Bridges in 2014, RIJKS in 2017 – of which he is the executive chef – and recently for his restaurant Wils, which opened in 2019. Bijdendijk promotes the cuisine of the Low Countries, characterized by the use of Dutch products. In 2017 his first cookbook Bijdendijk: A Kitchen for the Low Countries was published, which earned him a nomination for Het Gouden Kookboek 2018. His second cookbook followed in 2021, Bijdendijk at Home.

Samuel Levie is a sausage maker at Brandt & Levie, co-founder of the Food Cabinet campaign agency, and a columnist at Het Parool, among others. Samuel wrote several cookbooks, including De Worst Story, We Eten Thuis, and Eten Met Miffy. 


Publication Date | October 18, 2023 | Trade edition

Hardcover » Smyth Sewn Binding

168 Pages

Color Illustrations & Photographs Throughout

Edge Painting in Pink, Green, and Yellow

7.48 x 8.86 in.

$22.00 ($30.00 CAN)