To achieve the maximum taste from this soup it is best to buy some fresh ham or bacon, to soak it in cold water for 24 hours to remove any saltiness, and then cook it in some stock. This will create a good ham stock, and you can cut up the meat to go in the soup. If this all sounds a bit too much, then you can make a vegetable broth and I would suggest you add some diced smoked ham to give a more pronounced flavour. Anyway, here is my recipe for the original idea.
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