Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


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Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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This is a soup to make in late spring or early summer when the first young fava beans and peas appear.


  • 6 oz slab bacon
  • 3 leeks, white part only, sliced ( cups)


Put the cubed bacon into a large saucepan, place over a moderate heat, and cook until the fat runs. Add the leeks, celery, and garlic, and cook for a few more minutes before adding the tomatoes, parsley, and mixed herbs. Stir the vegetables, and season with salt and pepper. (It may be necessary to add a little oil if there is not sufficient bacon fat.) Cook for 5-10 minutes.

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