Soup Makes the Meal is divided into 50 menus, each including a soup, a salad, and a bread recipe. The meals are developed so that the flavors within each harmonize, although the separate elements can also be mixed and matched. Best of all, the soups don’t require homemade stock, many (but not all) of the breads are quick breads, and the salads range from light to hearty. There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. White Bean and Kale Minestrone served with Savory Pull-Apart Bread and Roasted Pepper, Potato, and Greens Salad will fortify body and soul. But soup isn’t just a cold-weather meal. For the springtime, there’s Asparagus Vichyssoise accompanied by Cornmeal Muffins with Bacon and Pecans, and a Cherry Tomato, Cantaloupe, and Red Onion Salad. For the dog days of summer, there’s Smoky Fresh Corn Chowder with Raspberry Muffins and Pesto Potato Salad.