This book contains all the soups you will ever need in one essential, easy-reference guide. The collection of 500 recipe ideas is based on one of the world's best-loved dishes, covering every classic and popular soup from around the world, as well as scores of new and contemporary ideas. Try Fiery Tomato Soup with Red Pepper Cream for a clever combination, or Vermouth Soup with Seared Scallops, Rocket Oil and Caviar for a sophisticated showpiece. Tips and techniques for adapting ingredients, texture and spiciness appear throughout. This excellent compendium shows how to combine the best in texture and freshness in a single bowl of soup.