Sunday, November 16, 2008

Souper Jenny Publishes Cookbook

Jennifer Levison, Atlanta's beloved chef/owner of popular Buckhead eatery, Souper Jenny, will release Souper Jenny Cooks just in time for the holiday season.

Souper Jenny Cooks is Levison's first cookbook. Featuring a compilation of favorite recipes from the restaurant's daily-changing menu, the book will be available for purchase at Souper Jenny and through

A launch party for Souper Jenny Cooks will take place during the popular Grilled Cheese Night at the restaurant Thursday, Dec. 11, 5-10p.m. Guests will enjoy complimentary s'mores and cocktails, door prizes and Levison will be on hand for book signing.

"My customers, friends and family have asked me to write a cookbook for years. It's been fun to see the dream become reality," notes Levison. "My vision for Souper Jenny Cooks was to reflect the unique character and community of Souper Jenny while offering dishes that are accessible and enjoyable for home cooks of all experience levels."

The book's forward is written by Jarvin Levison, Souper Jenny's father whose own cooking had great influence on her love of food. Levison's introduction tells of her journey to becoming Atlanta's soup authority including reflections many as heart-warming as the recipes themselves from her acting career, world travels and from her personal and professional families. Souper Jenny Cooks is dedicated to Levison's 4-year-old son, Jonah.

"I truly realized that you do not go into the restaurant business to make big bucks. People who own and operate restaurants are in love; with the food, with the customers, with the staff and with all the crazy and bizarre things that can happen on any given day," writes Levison of one of her early experiences working in the food business.

Souper Jenny Cooks includes six sections chock full of easy-to-make, healthy recipes: Stocks, Non-Vegetarian Soups, Vegetarian Soups, Cold Soups, Salads and Odds & Ends (featuring dressings, sauces and spreads). The book's stunning food and personality photography is predominantly by Atlanta-based photographer Joel Silverman with photos from Levison's personal collection interspersed.

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