There is nothing more enjoyable or adaptable than soup. It can be prepared hot or cold-eaten before, after, between, or as a meal-and served with almost anything. The Ultimate Soup Cookbook is the definitive collection of recipes for soup lovers everywhere. Featuring over 900 recipes that include specially selected soups-ranging from hearty chowders and stews to creamy vegetarian soups and chilies-plus dozens of recipes for breads, biscuits, rolls, salads, quesadillas, and more, this cookbook provides just the right soup or stew for any occasion. Looking to take the chill off a cold winter's night? Try a Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup or a Beef-Vegetable Soup. For a sweltering summer evening choose from refreshing coolers like Artichokes and Tomato Soup or Carrot Soup with Dill. For an impressive dinner-party starter try Asparagus Soup or Shrimp and Fennel Bisque. If time is short, you'll find hundreds of sure-to-please 30- minutes-or-less soups such as One-Pot Chili, ready in 20 minutes; Quick Vegetable-Beef Soup, ready in 30 minutes; and Stir-Fried Pork Soup, which takes just 10 minutes to prepare. The Ultimate Soup Cookbook provides you with simple step-by-step- instruction for each recipe, plus icons that make it simple to select just the right recipe-including Easy: 10 minutes to prepare; Quick: Ready to eat in 30 minutes; One-Dish: Contains protein, vegetables, and good carbohydrates for a complete meal; Healthy: High in nutrients, low in bad fats and empty carbohydrates; and Slow Cooker: Easy to adapt for slow cookers by cutting down on liquids. From simple starters to hearty soups that work as filling meals, here are soup recipes that you're sure to use again and again. They're easy to make, and most can be prepared with ingredients found in your local supermarket.