From the simplest of vegetable broths to the most luxurious of game consommes, soup can be absolutely anything you wish it to be, you just have to let your imagination lead you. Which is exactly what Belinda Williams has done, and now her celebrated soups are scooping awards for their fantastic flavour. Her company, Yorkshire Provender, was started with the aim of taking the best ingredients, marrying them in creative ways and adding inspired seasonings to produce delicious, imaginative soups. This collection of more than 60 recipes from her kitchen is truly a celebration of soup from the Hearty & Wholesome, such as Spicy Meatballs with Chard & Roots, to the Smooth & Creamy, such as Parsnip with Vanilla & Honey. For Special occasions try Lobster Bisque with Aioli, while soups with an International flavour include Indian Lamb with Cardamom.
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.