Pork Soup with Herbs

Preparation info
  • Makes 9 cups 2.25 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

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This is a beautiful soup with a beautiful taste, a perfect start for a cool spring dinner.

I use lovage as the herb and it is wonderful. If lovage isn’t available, a mixture of celery leaves and parsley can be added with the tomatoes and a little tarragon at the end as a substitute.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into ¼-inch (.5-cm) dice
  • 4 medium cloves


In a medium frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and parsley and celery leaves, if using, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes have collapsed.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring th