Soups are staples in every cuisine of the world and each includes a spice element in its make-up this is what gives a soup its mysterious, exclusive character – rich and hearhearty or light and elegant, soups are comforting and endearing by their very nature.As a food source, they provide sustenance for the body and soul. The soups with the most fiery bite one those served in the tropical regions of the world hot food causes the body to perspire, this cooling it down. So don’t shy away from a laksa in the middle of the summer-it is one of the best things you can eat (and it’s a great cure for a hangover). With basic stock and spices to hand, soups one and also among the easiest things to prepare quickly. Here I share with you the soups I use the most, at home and at work, all with varying degrees of spiciness.