Smith Women Create – Soup!

March 30, 2015

 Highlighted in the Smith Alumnae Quarterly Spring 2015 – One of the The Soup Club Cookbook authors (Courtney) graduated from Smith (’95). She learned a lot about Big Food To Share and Cooking in Quantity from her days living and cooking in Tenney House, an on campus house for vegetarians where students cooked all their … Continued

Good Morning America

March 18, 2015

Busy families take note: “The Soup Club Cookbook” could be the answer to your dining dilemmas.

Edible Manhattan

March 5, 2015

Like soup from a stone, each of those neighborhood flavors goes into the pot and the result is greater than the sum of its parts.

The Columbus Dispatch

March 5, 2015

“Several years ago, four New York friends came up with the idea to form a soup club.
The concept was simple: Each would make a giant pot of soup once a month and share it with the three others.”

YogaCity NYC

March 3, 2015

“Homemade soup…sates both mind and body. But what if you just don’t have time to make it today? I bet one of your friends does. That’s what LES neighbors, yogis, and Soup Club Cookbook authors Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow and Julie Peacock, realized. So they started a club and wrote a book about how to do it.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

February 18, 2015

Feeding friendship and their families, the Soup Club does double duty. “We’re creating connections. There is no better way to do that than by food sharing,” said Laskow.

Woman’s Day

February 13, 2015

“Soup for a group…The Soup Club Cookbook is full of tips for starting your own club and delicious recipes…”

The Better Show

February 12, 2015

Our first television appearance! We got to talk soup, pesto and cornbread with JD Roberto and Kristina Behr on The Better Show.


February 3, 2015

“The Soup Clubbers–Courtney, Tina, Caroline, and Julie–take reluctant joiners (like me) by the hand and walk them through every step of the Soup Club process: how to form one, how to stock the pantry, delivery details, cooking playlists, and loads of soup recipes. From basic broths to a plethora of pestos to tofu croutons, it’s all mapped out. Somehow, when it’s soup, it all seems manageable.”

Barnes and Noble

January 26, 2015

“Beware: once you’ve read the vivid, inspiring Soup Club Cookbook, you’ll be powerless not to start a club of your own.

The book is full of soup-making cheat sheets and club-starting advice, plus charming extras that’ll make you want to move to Manhattan and join this particular soup club—like Laskow’s ‘Incomplete Autobiography with Soup,’ Allison’s ‘Music to Cook To,’ and soup-making (and bulk-cooking) advice from local firefighters, who know what they’re doing when it comes to eating en masse.”

here | there | everywhere

January 26, 2015

“The goodness of winter starts with comfort.

That’s why we celebrate The Soup Club Cookbook. My friend Caroline co-authored this really sweet, beautiful book with three women who’ve been delivering magical soups to each other for years. Food sharing is the entire premise of Soup Club: feed your friends. Feed your family. Feed yourself. Start a club, embrace crushed red pepper and make soup with abandon! So goes the manifesto. The enthusiasm is inspiring.”


January 24, 2015

“With the holidays behind us, many don’t want to talk about food unless it’s broth-based or kale-centric. We feel you! As January is the month to return back to work and to our own kitchens, we’ve pulled together all the essential foods, drinks, and supplies you’ll need to properly treat yourself during this time. A soup bible, a feel- and taste-good energy drink, and a grocery delivery service in order. Oh, and because we are all (mostly!) guilty of sneaking into the freezer for a bit of indulgence, we’ve included a pint of lemon bar fro-yo to brighten even the dreariest of Winter days.”


January 23, 2015

“Who doesn’t love soup, especially this time of year? Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow and Julie Peacock are four friends who want to help people not just make and enjoy soup, but use it to build community through shared meals in their new book, The Soup Club Cookbook. We reached out to them to learn about the inspiration behind the book as well as a few tips on what makes soup truly magical.”

January 21, 2015

“In a nutshell: Families face busy weeknights, particularly when work, school activities and life in general get in the way of cooking every day. These four friends share their secret strategy: Making pots of soup that are big enough to feed all four of their families, along with side dishes, and delivering it to the other families once a month, giving three evenings a month when they don’t have to think about cooking. The 150 recipes they share range from comforting traditional soups, to innovative modern creations, and come with tips on how to create your own soup club with friends, neighbors or co-workers.”

Leite’s Culinaria

January 16, 2015

“Two words—Soup Club. Depending on whether you’re the nurturing type or the lazing about type, these words may come to mean something vastly different to you. For the former, imagine having a designated night once every few weeks in which others are obligated to let you lavish your cooking on them. For the latter, imagine tucking into a pot of hot goodness one night each week for which you had to nary lift a finger. Intrigued? “

Tampa Bay Times

January 16, 2015

“It was just a matter of time until someone took the salad club concept in another direction. Salad clubs combine another hot trend — the mason jar — and help groups of people eat healthier lunches. Make five days worth of salads in jars, put the dressing at the bottom, and you’ve got lunch for the entire workweek. Do it with a group of coworkers and you’ve got variety. This quartet of authors, all New York buddies, have devised a way to pool their culinary resources to make and share soups.”

Fabulous & Frugal

January 15, 2015

“We’re just crazy about a new cookbook that came out this week – it’s called The Soup Club Cookbook and it’s totally Fab & Fru! Even better? My sister, Caroline Laskow, is one of the authors – which means I got a sneak peak at some recipes and can already say their lentil soup is AWESOME!”

The Post and Courier

January 13, 2015

“Most of us step into January with the New Year’s resolution of healthier eating. Most of us wish we had a little help.

The four authors of “The Soup Club Cookbook” offer a plan. Once a month, each of the club members cooks eight quarts of soup, stew, chowder or chili. That member delivers two quarts of it plus sides and garnishes to each of the other three, guaranteeing all a fresh, nutritious meal each week — cooked by someone else.”

Fine Dining Lovers

January 12, 2015

“Cooking for a family isn’t an easy task and no one knows that better than these four friends (and neighbors) who banded together to form a soup club. Between them they have four husband and 10 kids, all of whom were fed with the amazing recipes from their upcoming book The Soup Club Cookbook: Feed Your Friends, Feed Your Family, Feed Yourself.

Authors Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, Caroline Laskow, Julie Peacock offer readers the ultimate guide to creating family-friendly meals without spending hours laboring in the kitchen. Their tips and helpful anecdotes will help you form your own soup club so you and your friends can take turns cooking filling, comforting meals for each other.”