A stew of mussels and clams served over chargrilled bread which I found in Rick Stein’s ” Meditteranean Escapes”.
A mussel soup with saffron and wine which I found in ” The Little Book of Big Soups” by Lindsay Bareham. Serve with plenty of crusty bread to mop up the delicious liquor.
This is from Delia Smith’s ” Winter Collection”.
A favourite recipe for autumn from Delia Smith’s ” winter Collection”.
This is from Sophie Grigson’s ” Meat Course”.
A delicious soup to serve hot or chilled from Sybil Kapoor’s ” Simply British”. It is even better if made the day before you are going to eat it.
A delicious and light soup from ” Moro:the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark.
A proper tomato soup for the summer from ” Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book”. It can be served hot or chilled.
A delicious soup from Oaxaca, Mexico found in ” The Book of Latin American Cooking ” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
A simple recipe from Paraguay found in ” The Book of Latin American Cooking” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
This mussel soup from Puglia is typical of the southern Italian style of cooking and is a favourite from ” The River Cafe Cook Book”.
A soup from the Ligurian coast of Italy which can be found in ” The River Cafe Cook Book” by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. Unusually for an Italian fish soup it contains no tomatoes.
Another recipe from ” River Cafe Cook Book Easy” by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. Its a lovely soup for autumn especially if you can get some newly pressed olive oil to drizzle over.
A classic Italian soup recipe from ” River Cafe Cook Book Easy” by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. In summer you can replace the tinned tomatoes with 500g of skinned and seeded ripe fresh tomatoes.
This is from Ruth Watson’s ” Fat Girl Slim”, a book for those of us who want to watch our weight without “dieting”. She also suggests optional extras for when you have already shed those extra pounds. I like to make it using the New Covent Garden Souper Green Soup when this is available, but any carton of fresh vegetable soup will do. You can use any green vegetables or mushrooms in the soup, depending on what you have in the fridge. It’s great for those days when you want to eat a relatively healthy supper but don’t really want to cook.