For people in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, caraway seeds are not only about flavor. They are medicinal, too. I tasted this soup in a family home in Gorizia, and the daughter confided to me that when grandfather has had a little too much to drink, this is what they serve him. It is supposed to be the best thing for an upset stomach. Interesting, of course, but I would not have included this recipe if it were not delicious.