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If you could only have one book about soup - this is the one to have.
on 13 March 2014
Marguerite Patten is a national treasure. This book is crammed with recipes for every type of soup you could imagine. But more than that, she has explained every technique, how it is done, why it is done in a particular way, and how you can change ingredients in any recipe. She is not averse to suggesting the use of tinned ingredients when you are short of time, and how the microwave can be used in the preparation of some of the soups.
There are soups for all seasons, for family meals and for more formal dinner parties. Vegetarians and vegans will find many of the recipes are ideal for them. Patten also gives lots of ideas for garnishing the soups.
Unlike many of the 'celebrity chef' type cookery books which are so popular these days, there are no carefully 'styled' glossy shots of the soups, - no lifestyle commentary, just a wealth of practical information from someone who really knows her subject and how to convey it.