*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Grape Harvester’s Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Pampille’s Table
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             French
                 Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cloves        garlic -- slivered lengthwise
    3      lb            stewing beef (boneless chuck) -- whole
                         cold water
      1/4  lb            carrots -- sliced
    2      med           onions -- sliced
    1                    savor cabbage -- sliced
    1      tbsp          olive oil
    2      ribs          celery -- chopped
    2                    leeks, white & pale green only -- chopped
    2      med           white turnips -- chopped
    2      tbsp          all-purpose flour -- flour
    1      lb            plum tomatoes -- seeded, chopped
                         salt and pepper
    1                    bouquet garni:
                         sprigs parsley
                         fresh thyme
                         bay leaf
                         garlic, optional
 
 Insert slivers of garlic into the meat.  Place in a large pot and add 
 water to cover and bring to a boil.
 
 Skim and add carrots, onions, and cabbage.  Simmer.
 
 In the meantime, brown the celery, leeks and turnips in the olive oil in a 
 pan over moderate heat.
 
 Sprinkle with the flour and stir well.  Add to the pot.
 
 Place the tomatoes in a separate saucepan, crush them and cook over 
 moderate heat.   Season them well with salt and pepper and a bouquet 
 garni.
 
 After 20 minutes, rub them through a food mill into the pot with the meat 
 and vegetables.
 
 Simmer for another 2 hours before serving.  Taste for tenderness and cook 
 longer if necessary.
 
 Shared by Sherilyn Schamber
 
 
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 NOTES : Eat this soup in the middle of the vineyards after a riotous 
        morning’s work in the fresh air of the Gironde river.   This soup 
        is worth more than any of the fancy dishes on menus at refined 
        restaurants.