There’s something comforting about eating soup and the idea behind this collection was for it to feel homely. Soup isn’t just for when it’s freezing cold outside. I’ve been known to sit in muggy weather in Malaysia, chowing down on hot bowls of Laksa or craved for bowls of Pho during a heatwave in Melbourne. When I’m not feeling well, I crave soups and the older I get, the more I return to the flavours I grew up with. I wanted this collection of soups to range from simple weeknight dinners that use up the vegetables in the crisper to slow cooking flavoursome broths. In a way these soups show how my eating habits have developed as I’ve grown up, moved out of home and been exposed to different cuisines.