Author(s): Belinda Williams
Warming and comforting on a chilly day, refreshing and light on a summer's day, soup is one of the most versatile foods you will eat, and - perhaps for this very reason - one of the most loved. From the simplest of broths prepared with vegetables and herbs straight from the garden, to the most luxurious of game consommes, soup can be absolutely anything you wish it to be - you just have to let your imagination lead you. Which is exactly what Belinda Williams has done, and now her celebrated soups are scooping prestigious awards for their fantastic flavour. Her company, The Yorkshire Provender, was started with aim of taking the best ingredients, marrying them in creative ways and adding inspired seasonings to produce delicious and imaginative soups. This glorious collection of more than 60 recipes from their kitchen is truly a celebration of soup from Everyday Soups, such as Spicy Meatballs with Cabbage & Beans, to more Gourmet recipes such as Lobster Bisque with Aioli, and from the satisfyingly Simple, such as Minted Pea with Ham, to the Intriguing, such as Potato with Salted Caramel, Onion & Thyme.
Belinda Williams is Cordon Bleu trained and has worked in food her whole life - from Downing Street, then privately around the world, ending up in her native Yorkshire, where she runs a catering company and heads up the Yorkshire Provender.