Soup is the food of the world and every culture produces its own delicious variations on this universal theme. At once comforting and familiar, it can at the same time be exotic and exciting. The 100 recipes in Soup Glorious Soup demonstrate the extraordinary versatility of soup and its ability to lend itself to embellishment and improvisation. Recipes are arranged as though taking a stroll down an old-fashioned high street – there is the Greengrocer, the Dairy, the Fishmonger, the Butcher, and the Baker. Recipes showcase the best ways to use the proceeds of your shopping and include traditional soups such as Pistou, Bouillabaise and Pumpkin, as well as new versions of old favourites such as Green Minestrone with Mint and Almond Pesto. There are also more unusual recipes, such as Syrian Mixed Grain Soup, Curried Aubergine with Cucumber Raita Soup, Broad Bean and Chicken Stew with Pomegranate and Thai Hot and Sour Soup.