The ultimate little book of soup with essential recipes from today's top chefs including Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Delia Smith, Gary Rhodes and Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall. There are few foods that make us feel as good as soup. Warming, soothing, restorative and one of the tastiest things you can make, soup has a special place in the culinary world. In this perfect gift book version of the highly successful 'Soup Kitchen', 25 of the most indispensable recipes from some of the world's greatest chefs and food writers provide soups for every whim and occasion. The three sections cover soups categorised by their basic ingredients; vegetables, meat and pulses & pasta. So whether it's a hearty soup for a cold night, or a smart soup for an interesting starter, this core collection has an answer for everything. Beautifully presented and headed up by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the book also contributes royalties to homeless charities such as the Salvation Army and Centrepoint. Encouraging the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, this one little book has the perfect mixture of inspired ideas, quirky presentation and expertise.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is the idiosyncratic and highly acclaimed presenter of Channel 4's River Cottage series as well as a regular contributor to The Observer. Thomasina Miers is an up-and-coming chef and food writer. Winner of BBC's Masterchef Goes Large 2005, Thomasina has since edited Soup Kitchen and is currently writing her own cookery book to be published October 2006. She has also contributed a recipe column to The Times and Waitrose Food Illustrated. She has recently been signed up by Optomen TV. Annabel Buckingham works freelance in design where she organises and consults on marketing and PR campaigns, events, promotions and projects.