Caldo Gallego

Galician White Bean Soup with Greens

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

In northwest Spain, in the province of Galicia, where Christian pilgrims trek to the shrine of Saint James of Compostela, the signs are written not in Spanish (always referred to here as castellano, or Castilian) but in galego, the Galician version of Portuguese. Political autonomy from Madrid and television that speaks galego increase the sense of separation from Spain. This heartiest of hearty soups is the Galician poster dish. It is similar to the Tuscan