From Hugh's new book: Bloody beetroot soup. Hugh says: I love the tangy, savoury flavours of a Bloody Mary and I like playing with them in the kitchen. In this very quick soup, they form the perfect counterpoint to the earthy sweetness of beetroot.
Hot yoghurt and broad bean soup This is a really hearty soup that keeps you warm in the colder months, the yoghurt makes it lovely and creamy and the herbs add a freshness that keep your taste buds happy.
River Cottage summer garden soup: You may not have access to the same range of just-picked veg, but gather some good, fresh stuff from a farm shop, market or greengrocers and you will get a similar result. Vary the veg according to what is available. Just chop it all into small, similarsized pieces, and ‘build’ the soup, cooking the harder, denser veg for slightly longer, and you’ll end up with a vibrant, fresh-tasting bowlful.