Prawn and Marrow Soup (2)

A tasty soup from ” The Vietnamese Market Cookbook”. It calls for Gia which can usually be brought in Oriental Supermarkets but is easy to prepare at home. Mix 2 parts sugar, 1 part sea salt, 1 part ground black pepper and 1 part garlic powder. Store in a jar.

Tarragon Soup (6)

A delicious Georgian soup from ” Kaukasis The Cookbook” by Olia Hercules.. Both the rice and the eggs are optional, but if you do use the eggs eat all the soup on the day of cooking.

Soupe au Pistou (6-8)

I made this healthy and delicious soup during my week of cooking recipes from France. Traditionally three types of fresh white beans would be used along with the other vegetables. This recipe from Patricia Lousada uses dried haricot beans, but I substituted a tin of cannellini beans which was fine if not authentic. I also substituted Butternut squash for the broad beans and made the pistou using wild garlic leaves rather than basil. I think it is even better the next day.