Sopa Camponesa à la Vadinho

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. After several days of bad weather, including rain and wind, we were ready for a hearty peasant soup to lift our deflated spirits in order to start the week in stride. We prepared a soup of rice, potatoes, carrots and corn in a broth seasoned with a pinch of salt, granulated garlic, parsley, oregano, tarragon, cinnamon and ginger.

Why that name? Well, we have been perusing the great novelDoña Flor y sus dos maridos” from Jorge Amado, the great Brazilian writer, over the week-end; we had more fun than when we had read many years ago. It tells the story of Doña Flor, a young woman from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, that still feels attracted to Vadinho, her deceased husband, a wayward yet irresistibly charming guy who had died during an extended Carnival party in a brothel. She re-married with a kind and considerate pharmacist but she cannot help feeling totally bored…Until one day Vadinho appears as a ghost by her bedside to claim his marital rights…The hilarious scenes will keep you pinned to the text or the film.

We already discussed in a previous article how to carefully prepare a good, thick soup. Here is today’s production.

We like the broth to be thick like a typical London fog, so that you can hardly see the pot’s contents from above.

Ladies and gentlemen, dinner is served. Please join us at our humble table to share a dosage of health and joy.

Bom apetite!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

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