Not only are soups easy to make and great for using up leftovers, butthey are also sophisticated and delicious meals in themselves. Soups ispacked full of inventive and tasty recipes perfect for all occasions andsuited to all the seasons, with over 80 fl avours and combinations to try.You will fi nd lots of inspiration to create a healthy, nutritious, fi lling mealfor the whole family; an impressive dinner party dish; or a comfortinglunch for a cold winter's day.Chapters cover Pureed; Stock-Based; Chilled; Hearty; and Toppers &Toasts, with an introduction on essential soup know-how and how tocreate your own soup flavours. Even covering toppings and deliciousadditions to your soups, such as spicy oils, seeded cheesy croutons,chorizo crumbs and citrus and herb creme fraiche, this book will takeyour soups to new heights. From your classic carrot and corianderand broccoli and stilton, to exciting fl avour combinations such asacorn squash and vanilla; favourites such as Miso; healthy optionslike the slimming watercress soup; and hearty meals such as shortcutbouillabaisse or coconut dhal - you will never look at soups in the sameway again!
Anna Helm Baxter is a food writer, editor and food stylist, who trainedat Leiths School of Food and Wine. She has worked on a varietyof cookbooks, and is currently the food editor for Woman's Daymagazine.