Triestine Sauerkraut and Bean Soup


Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

There are several spellings of this word, though jota is the most used. Jote is the term in Friulano, and jota is often used in Trieste and Gorizia. There is a fair amount of debate about the origin of this name. Many people think it derives from the Spanish jota, which is a stew of meat and vegetables. The Spanish word probably had Arabic roots. I am not convinced about this etymology because, even though Trieste had trade with Spain, the traditional jota