Soups are the most versatile and best-loved dish on anyone's menu. Light and refreshing on hot days, warming and filling on cold days, soups can be a tempting appetizer to a main course, or a meal in themselves, and there is no ingredient that cannot be used in a soup. Fresh, bright and contemporary, this beautiful new book is filled with 135 recipes for soups, broths, chowders, bisques, consomm?s and gumbos for every occasion, from all over the world. Each recipe has details of all the ingredients you will need, clear and easy-to-follow instructions and a complete nutritional analysis for those watching what they eat. From Chilled Coconut Soup or Catalan Potato and Broad Bean Soup, to Pad Thai Red Monkfish Soup or Chinese Chicken and Chilli Soup, all shown in 230 stunning images, this book will inspire and delight. From Chilled Coconut Soup or Catalan Potato and Broad Bean Soup, to Pad Thai Red Monkfish Soup or Chinese Chicken and Chilli Soup, this book will inspire and delight. With chapters on light and refreshing soups; vegetable soups; bean, pasta and noodle soups; fish and shellfish soups, and meat and poultry soups, there is a recipe to suit every occasion. A comprehensive guide to techniques covers making stocks, using ingredients, seasoning and storing, so you are guaranteed sensational results every time. Stunningly illustrated with over 230 gorgeous photographs, this is the essential guide to making the perfect soup.