Great Homemade Soups: A Cook's Collection

Great Homemade Soups: A Cook's Collection

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Great Homemade Soups: A Cook's Collection by Paul Gayler

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909342231
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Paul Gayler is well known as Executive Chef at the prestigious London hotel The Lanesborough on Hyde Park where he leads a team of 35 chefs and oversees a restaurant seating 100 as well as six banqueting rooms. He has 20 years' experience in some of the most respected kitchens and restaurants in Europe. As well as having made many appearances on British TV, including This Morning and his own 13-part series entitled The Green Gourmet, Paul now also has over 20 cookery books to his name, including four titles for Jacqui Small: Steak, World Breads, Burgers and Sausages. His books have sold over 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into ten languages. Paul has also won The Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year and has been nominated for a prestigious André Simon Award. His latest titles, Sausages has been nominated for a prestigious World Gourmand Award for a single subject book. Paul somehow also manages to find time to act as a consultant to a number of food companies where he advises on product development and innovation. He also judges up-and-coming young chefs and demonstrates his cooking skills at culinary exhibitions throughout Britain and overseas in locations such as Dubai and Singapore. He describes himself as an eternal apprentice, which is his way of saying that he is constantly learning, always developing and perfecting his art. He calls his style ‘Eurasian', which is a base of European techniques with flavours of the Orient. He has worked in both Chinese and Indian restaurants and spent a short period in Singapore furthering his understanding of the methods of spicing. He is well known as one of the first chefs in London to create specifically catered dishes for vegetarians on both the a la carte and special vegetarian menus at The Lanesborough.

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