From the freshest, fruitiest blends and super-healthy detoxers to the smoothest, creamiest, most decadent shakes – juices and smoothies are incredibly versatile and stupendously varied. Whether you are looking for the ultimate health kick, a speedy, sustaining breakfast or the most fabulous indulgence to send you straight into the comfort zone, blending is clearly the way to go. With people growing more and more health-conscious, juices and smoothies are the obvious answer. Relying on the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables and made with calcium-rich milk and yoghurt and healthy non-dairy ingredients such as soya milk, tofu and nuts – you can enjoy a glass of your favourite smoothie or sip on your favourite juice without any pangs of guilt. This book – with its comprehensive introduction covering all the essential blending techniques, plus information on buying, using and maintaining juicers and blenders, trouble-shooting tips, advice on choosing the perfect ingredients and garnishing drinks, followed by 500 fabulous recipes is the only guide to juices and blended drinks you will ever need. Christine Watson trained at the renowned Leiths School of Food & Wine in London and now works as a food writer and stylist. Christine writes and tests recipes for food magazines and books, and does food styling for commercials and TV programmers.
Whether it's a bowl of steaming hot chicken noodle sop when you're feeling under the weather or an elegant, beautifully garnished, iced concoction served as an appetizer - there really is the perfect bowl of soup for every occasion. Casual weekend lunch, simple supper, sophisticated starter, winter warmer or summer cooler - you name it, there's a perfect soup for it. Soup has fabulously rich history as a food that is enjoyed all over the world. Every country has their favorites, from Vietnamese pho and Moroccan harira to Scottish cock-a-leekie and Greek avgolemono. This colorful compendium brings together all the classics, along with new and contemporary twists on classic themes. With 500 mouth-watering soups, this book is packed with inspirational ideas for every kind of sop, broth, bisque, chowder, potage and consomme. Every page is filled with ideas and tips to ensure success - making it the only book on making soups that you will ever need. This title is the latest addition to Apple's best-selling "500" series. It is split into ten easy-to-use chapters. With fabulous soups for every occasion, take your pick from cool and chilled, smooth and creamy, healthy and wholesome, meals in a bowl or soups that you can whip up in 20 minutes or less.
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SUSANNAH BLAKE is a London-based freelance food writer and editor. She consults, commissions, project-manages, art-directs and writes for various book publishers and magazines. She has produced over 30 cookbooks, including four award-winning titles. Her previous titles include 500 Appetisers and 500 Soups.