Creating delicious and exciting soups is simple: Begin with fresh ingredients, use full flavored stocks, add vibrant, international seasonings, and you have a whole new way of thinking about this comfort food. The forty-four recipes in this book are inspired by familiar favorites, but they're elevated to new levels by the addition of seasonal produce, bold global flavorings, and simple, but high impact, cooking methods. Whether it's a broth-based soup, a creamy vegetable purée, a hearty poultry-based bowlful, or a think, rich stew, each recipe explains how and why the innovative ingredient pairings work together to create enticing new tastes. Dozens of full-color photographs show each finished soup as well as an array of flavorful ingredients that will reinvigorate your cooking. With this book as your guide, you can transform even the humblest of soups into a memorable meal.