From twelfth-night till cremation is the time of carnival. This the time to party to attend balls, eat and drink. So the traditional meals this time of the year contain a lot of meat so that after drinking alcohol, these heavier dishes can help to settle the stomach, body and the soul when you are having hangover. Let’s start the carnival dishes with a traditional smoked pork leg soup, which I had learnt how to make from my dear father, so cooking it brings back nice memories too.
White bean soup with smoked meat and sausage. I love soups. They are handy when it is windy, rainy or sunny. It is so simple to make soups, it only takes time to make the preparations. When white beans have a season I always cook a good soup out of them. We eat it as a main dish for at least two days. Anyways, it is always better the second day when the different tastes come together.