Comforting, nourishing, and bursting with flavor, soup is one of the most versatile ways to eat.
From the simplest of vegetable broths prepared with vegetables and herbs straight from the garden to the most luxurious of consommés, soup can be absolutely anything you wish it to be. Taking the best ingredients, marrying them in creative ways, and adding inspired seasonings is the key to creating the most delicious soups and in this collection of more than 60 recipes you will find plenty of inspiration. There are Hearty & Wholesome soups, including plenty of rustic and satisfying vegetarian options such as the Chunky Provencal Vegetable Soup with Smoked Paprika. For a light and silky bowl of goodness try one of the Smooth & Creamy recipes, such as Parsnip and Honey Soup. If the occasion calls for a more sophisticated creation, try one of the recipes from A Little Special. Finally, the more adventurous souls can explore the world of International Flavors with soups inspired by the Far East, Europe, and beyond.
Belinda Williams is Cordon Bleu trained and has worked in food her whole life – from Downing Street, then privately around the world, ending up in Ripon, in her native Yorkshire, where she runs a catering company and heads up Yorkshire Provender.