Soup is one of the most basic foods. Its history stretches far into the past when soup was simply water simmered with whatever basic ingredients were available for flavour. Throughout the Western world soups are served as a teaser to the coming meal, while in China soup is served after a meal as an invigorating finale.
In many European countries soup is served between courses to refresh the palate. In fact, soup is served more often and in many more flavour combinations throughout the world than any other meal. Soups have changed in many ways over the years, with modern cooking methods and ingredients taking over from traditional methods and ingredients.
What would Great Grandpa have said if Great Grandma had served him up a soup of onions cooked in white wine and brandy? The very idea!
Soups made from rock melon and peaches. Soups with Japanese liqueur in them. Soups served chilled! Ah yes, times have changed.
About the Author
Susanne is a freelance food writer and enthusiastic cook with more than twenty years' experience. Having run the kitchen for a traditional English pub as well as cater for large events and weekly neighbourhood breakfast parties, she now cooks and bakes for local restaurants.
Series: Funky Chunky Series
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 2013
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 15.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.54