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26 Aug 2005
Few foods rival the feel-good factor of soup, whether a hearty minestrone on a chilly evening, a cooling gazpacho in the heat of summer, or the comforting tomato soup of childhood memory. This rich collection brings together 100 soup recipes from some of Britain's leading chefs and food writers. From Jamie Oliver's Chickpea, Leak and Parmesan Soup, to Rick Stein's Classic Fish Soup with Rouille and Croutons, here are recipes for every mood and meal. And as every culture embraces soup of some kind, the influences at work here are wonderfully varied--Ken Hom's Tomato Ginger Soup, Terence Conran's Borscht, Nobu's Seafood Miso with Chorizo, and Sam and Sam Clark's Chestnut and Chorizo Soup, to name but a few. Soup is surely the ultimate seasonal food, and, reflecting this, the book is organized by time of year, so that ingredients are easy to find and at their full-flavored best.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (26 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007756372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007756377
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 19.1 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,349,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Few foods make us feel good as soup. From the thick tomato soup of childhood to restorative spicy concoctions on chilly evenings, or a low-fat meal at lunchtime, soup and well-being go hand in hand. Soup Kitchen is a fantastic collection that brings together 100 recipes from top food writers and chefs at work today. From Delia Smith’s Cauliflower Soup with Roquefort to Jamie Oliver’s Chickpea, Leek and Parmesan Soup, there are soups here for every need, whether quick post-work suppers or more sophisticated ideas to serve friends. With a foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Soup Kitchen takes a seasonal approach so you can get the best from fresh ingredients. His introduction is complete with practical advice on stocks, and key soup-making techniques. Along with recipes from some of the world’s finest chefs, this book is full of personality and quirky photography, making the art of soup-making enjoyable and accessible to all. The royalties from the book will go to homeless charities including The Salvation Army and Centrepoint --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


A great addition to your cookbook collection -- BBC Good Food magazine, September 2005

Full of delicious recipes -- Vogue, December 2005

Liquid Gold -- Delicious magazine, September 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and versatile 30 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Finally a book totally devoted to a cheap, nutritious and delcious food. With this book you can eat soups throughout the year with recipes from top chefs. The one that caught my attention straight away was for chocolate soup. The perfect combination of my two favourite foods!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Souperb 3 Jan 2007
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An excellent book on soup.

If you want to make soup, I can't think that you need another book - excellent recipes. The celebrity chef inputs are inspiring and you do get great variety - the soups ranging from the simple to the more recherché. You also get various individual twists on different soups - which seems to prompt you to invent your own twists (normally conditioned by what you have or do not have in your fridge).

The layout is good too, but there is nothing particularly wonderous about the photography. In fact, the pictures which crop up throughout the book of a poorly-maintained allotment in winter are superfluous, irrelevant and mildly depressing. But you don't have to look at them and they don't stop you cooking soups.

A good idea too to set out the soups in seasons. This helps you concentrate on things for which you are likely to find the right ingredients at non-wallet-busting prices and with smaller carbon footprints. And you are probably going to want to cook hearty soups in winter and more refreshing ones in summer.

This is a lot of soup for your money. Heartily recommended.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soup Kitchen 16 Nov 2005
By A Customer
An excellent compilation of soup recipes, will make a wonderful Christmas present.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soups 27 Nov 2005
By Trisha
I was given this by a friend yesterday and immediately started cooking... So far I've made a spicy sweet potato and squash soup and it's delicious. The others look great too - loads of interesting soups from a huge range of chefs, food writers and restaurants. And some lovely pictures too. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars My soup bible! 13 Jun 2011
I have owned this book for a few years now but have recently rediscovered it. (Am on a bit of health kick and eating LOTS of soup!) I can totally understand the couple of negative reviews this book has received. The lack of pictures of the actual soups is annoying (lots of lovely pictures of ingredients but not the finished products) and that always chalks up a big black mark with me as pictures are the key to an inspiring cookbook. Also some of the recipes are irritatingly "cheffy" and use ingredients which your average home cook just won't have access to. (Yes, you Heston and your latue de mar seaweed!)However, these grumbles aside, the vast majority of recipes in this book are actually pretty simple but somehow seem to elevate themselves above your average humble bowl of soup. I am a particular fan of Thomasina Miers' Tortilla Soup, Skye Gyngell's Cauliflower Soup with Dolcelatte & Spiced Pear Relish, and Sophie Conran's Root Soup with Cheese Scones (cheese scones hot out of the oven are a revelation!)If you are looking to buy one book on soup, then let it be this (plus 70% of profits go to charity so you can't really go wrong.)
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for christmas 27 Nov 2005
By A Customer
This is the most beautiful cookbook I've seen. The photography makes you remember the joy of good, fresh food and the recipes the pleasure of simple, seasonal cooking. Treats soup with the respect it deserves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soups for all seasons and all occassions 7 Nov 2010
By Jak
A great book, all sorts of recipes for all sorts of occassions and seasons. Some very simple indeed. Looking forward to trying them all. A big favourite is the chorizo and horse chestnuts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Well presented with interesting recipes
There are many recipes that seem very different from those found in other books. They are not the quickest soups to make but are delicious. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Allison Coe
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
The idea behind this book was to raise money for homeless charities across the UK, hence the title: what a brilliant idea! Read more
Published 29 days ago by Cheshire Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Buy!
I borrowed this book from the library so many times, I realised it was an essential buy for my library of excellent recipe books. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2009 by Moley
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read but rarely used
When I bought this book I was hoping for a book with simple easy to make recipes (soups should be easy I think). Some of the recipes are just too overcomplicated.
Published on 19 Aug 2007 by A reader
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing
I purchased this based on the reviews and the celebrity chefs who have recipies in the book. It did not live up to my expectations. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2006 by T. Tooley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I enjoyed this book and I think most people will also, especially since it's winter. I love soup and this book does a good job.
Published on 8 Dec 2005 by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent +
Soup is one of the easiest nutritious meals to make - even children like vegetables in soup and the fantastic recipies in this book are easy to follow, moving from the essential... Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2005
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