To find solace in making soup. In chopping vegetables and the deep brown aroma of onions and leeks caramelizing on my stove. Anna Thomas, the vegetarian epicure, has a delightful and practical cookbook called Love Soup. A pioneer of vegetarianism before it became a "thing" Anna Thomas knows that that you don't need a fancy, large kitchen, wealth or anything else in the world but quality vegetables, a stove, pot and chopping knife to make good soup. It's vegetable soups like this that bring me back in the depths of winter, with a hearty chunk of bread.