It is often said that a cook's reputation hinges on the quality of his or her soup. Perhaps that is why many of us are shy of making our own. With this book, Paul Gayler proves that making your own soup is easy and the results are nutritious and delicious. Add to that the fact that soups are also an economical way to eat, whether you are using easy-to-source seasonal produce or expensive ingredients, which will go much further when made into a soup. Great Homemade Soups includes 100 recipes, ranging from the tried-and-tested classics to soups from faraway - Vietnam, Colombia, Japan, Sardinia and Spain, to name just a few. There are broths and consommés, smooth and creamy soups, hearty and wholesome soups, traditional favourites, wild and exotic soups, and chilled soups. In addition to these, the book is sprinkled with Paul's Soups Masterclass lessons, which explains key techniques using clear step-by-step photographs. If this weren't enough, Paul has invited contributions from some of his favorite world-class chefs, who have added their best-loved soup recipes to this tasty collection.