Garbure Gasconne

Gascon Vegetable Soup

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Country Cooking of France

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

  • About

Garbure is an archetypal hearty country soup found in Gascony, the southwestern region of France famous for its gourmandise. Almost any vegetable that can be simmered in broth can go into it. When ham, salt pork, or goose confit is added, it transcends mere soup, becoming a stew that is thick enough to support a spoon upright. Elaborate versions may be served in two stages: first comes a broth, then a gratin of simmered vegetables and meats. I enjoy this simpler version of beans and sliced