Galician soup


This traditional soup of the Spanish highlands will fill your belly and stave off the Atlantic chill. What goes in the pot sounds like the old "stone soup" story: beans, potatoes, pork fat or sausage (chorizo), pork bones or knuckles, paprika, garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper, etc, whatever. The one thing that is a must for honest Galician soup is turnip tops!

I know you are thinking of lawnmower clippings about now, but it is truly tasty stuff, especially with toasted Italian bread for dunking.

Galicia is located in the northwest corner of Spain. It takes its name from Celtic folk who settled there in the first millennium BC.

Here's a recipe if you want to try Galician soup in your own kitchen (pull some turnips and poke the link here).

Buen caminó!


Consider this your invitation to join us this winter in Galilee, Israel. We will be hiking the Jesus Trail between Jan 8-16, 2019. This trip is facilitated by the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies and is a bargain at only $2,588 from New York. For more details click here or contact me at markziese@gmail.com.