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Fun fair soup (Kermissoep)


Serves 4





This well-filled traditional soup was only prepared for special occasions, such as the yearly fun fairs to which the southern provinces looked forward eagerly. Experts on the Brabant cuisine tell us that alongside the rolled meat and meatballs a huge shin of beef used to be added. Fat yellow vermicelli and coarsely cut celery leaves are normal ingredients too. However, there were other possibilities. The Burger Keukenboek (‘A Citizen’s Kitchen Book’, Rotterdam 1833) advises sorrel, spinach, salad, parsley root and even asparagus to enlighten a soup. I have opted for Brabant asparagus.