Everyone loves chili, soup, and stew, and most folks make their own. It's a food that just tastes better-and is still more affordable, especially for a crowd-when you make it yourself. Across the South and throughout the nation, there are are loads of chili cook-offs, soup contests, and stew variations, and scores of people looking for the ultimate bowl recipe (or at least something better than what they threw together last weekend). Enter Southern Living - the master of hearty, spicy, comfort-in-a-bowl food.This must-have book is chock-full of legendary lick-the-bowl-clean recipes for hearty chilis, hot and cold soups, and stick-to-your-ribs stews, plus all the toppings, fixings, and inspiration you need for a comforting soup supper, a spicy tailgate, or a downright delicious chili chow-down. Chapters range from meaty and meatless chilies, stick-with-you stews, and classic soups to scrumptious serve-alongs such as corn bread, Cheddar and sweet potato biscuits, and homemade crackers, chips, and tortilla strips. The selection includes quick stovetop soups, easy slow-cooker stews, and seriously spicy bowls. There's even a chapter of chili-laced recipes (Frito Pies, chili dogs, and more) and soup-er clever ideas for using, freezing, or sharing the leftovers-if there are any!