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Dublin Coddle (Irish Bacon, Sausage, Potato, and Onion Stew)

This is a comfort food associated with the Irish capital. It is a hearty stew of bacon, sausage, potatoes, and onions, popular ingredients in Irish cooking. | Food to gladden the heart at

Spicy Coconut-Mandarin Soup with Mushrooms

Spicy Coconut-Mandarin Soup with Mushrooms | Citrus and coconut milk come together in this Asian-inspired comfort food dish.

Vietnamese beef pho - Pho (pronounced 'fuh') is Vietnam's national dish, and the aroma of it being prepared by street vendors permeates the streets. The broth is traditionally simmered for hours, sometimes days, for a wonderfully complex flavour, but a good-quality fresh stock is a time-saving cheat.

Squash and cumin soup with cheesy toasts

Cumin compliments squash beautifully in this comforting soup. It's pretty good on the calories, even when served with cheesy toasts.

Classic French onion soup

When the nights begin to creep in and the leaves fall from the trees it's time to bring out those soul-satisfying recipes. Sometimes you just can't beat a classic soup that is hearty, flavoursome and warms you up from the inside out.

Mushroom and chestnut soup with truffle oil - Serve in small cups as an elegant starter; to serve a larger amount in bowls, double the quantities.