This is the ultimate little book of soup with essential recipes from today's top chefs, including Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Delia Smith, Gary Rhodes and Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall. Warming, soothing, restorative and one of the tastiest things you can make, soup has a special place in the culinary world. In this perfect gift book version of the highly successful "Soup Kitchen," 25 of the most indispensable recipes from some of the world's greatest chefs and food writers provide soups for every whim and occasion. The three sections cover soups categorized by their basic ingredients; vegetables, meat and pulses and pasta. So whether it's a hearty soup for a cold night, or a smart soup for an interesting starter, this core collection has an answer for everything. Beautifully presented, the book also contributes royalties to homeless charities such as the Salvation Army and Centrepoint. Encouraging the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, this one little book has the perfect mixture of inspired ideas, quirky presentation and expertise.