A Celebration of Soup
When Lindsey Bareham's In Praise of the Potato was published, Delia Smith wrote, 'I now feel there can be nothing left to say on the subject of potatoes.' Lindsey's new book is equally definitive. A Celebration of Soup will inspire all cooks, whether novice or expert, to discover the worlds of flavour and goodness available in those most versatile of foods. Soup means so many things: a thick vegetable puree; a crystal-clear yet intensely flavoured consommé; a heart-warming broth; an iced, alcohol-laced palate cleanser, or a whole meal in itself. It can be simple, elaborate or somewhere in between. It can be hot or cold, light or filling, comforting or exotic, perfectly plain or emboldened with contrasting flavours. A Celebration of Soup contains all of these and more.
Here are soups, both classic and innovative, from all over the world. Recipes from top chefs, restaurants and cookery writers are combined with the author's own inventions. Recognizing that the key to success is often the stock, the book opens with a detailed section on stock-making which will demystify the process. The numerous ways to thicken and enrich soups are explored, and - because half the fun is in the complementary trimmings so often forgotten - there are myriad ideas for matching soups with garnishes and embellishments.
Soup can be made from virtually anything at any season, and everything that can make a soup is here.
Written with the infectious enthusiasm, relaxed style and encyclopaedic knowledge that made Lindsey Bareham's In Praise of the Potato such a delight, this is the only book on soup that you will ever need.