Whether it's a bowl of chicken soup when you're sick, a thick and hearty gumbo in winter, or a refreshing gazpacho on a hot summer day, soup is a timeless favorite. In Soup of the Day, Ellen Brown presents more than 150 classic and inventive recipes, most of which were collected from top restaurants across the nation. Try the Tortilla Soup from Fearing's in Dallas, the Cream of Celery Soup from Bayona in New Orleans, the Cheddar Soup with Bacon from The Soupbox in Chicago, or Ellen's own New England Clam Chowder. With the recipes are explanations on how to create great stocks, cook perfect garnishes, and even bake delicious breads. Make your favorite or try something new -- it's a soup lover's dream!