These simple party soups can be served as “shooters” or more traditionally in soup bowls. Gorgeous with their vibrant hues, they are actually quite easy to prepare. Veggies and chicken broth with bit of salt and pepper are simmered till tender then pureed. Topped with whipped cream flavored with a sprinkling of salt, then either ground cardamom, curry powder or piment d’ESpelette for a boost of flavor and elegance. Asparagus, red bell peppers and broccoli were the stars…though a little zucchini was tossed in the green soups for some color reinforcement. And the choice of serving warm or cold is up to you. Pretty, no?