Anna Thomas' "Vegetarian Epicure" cookbooks have sold millions of copies and inspired generations. Now she describes her love affair with the ultimate comfort food. 'From my kitchen to yours', Thomas says, 'here are the best soups I've ever made'. Her wonderfully creative recipes make use of fresh, seasonal produce; each recipe has room for variation and nearly all are vegan-friendly. "Love Soup" also provides recipes for breads, houmous, pesto, salads and desserts - and simple menus that put soup at the heart of the meal. Throughout, Thomas offers expert advice on shopping, seasoning, tasting and becoming a cook. With soups that delight and nourish, Thomas invites us all into the kitchen, to the most old-fashioned food and to the newest-to the joy and good sense of home cooking.