"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Split Pea Soup, by Grandma Marie, is from Martin Family Cookbook,
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1 cup split peas 2 cups water 1 can consomme 1 carrot sliced 1 onion sliced 2 stalks celery salt and pepper to taste milk to thin soup
Wash peas. Place in large kettle with water, consomme and vegetables. Cook slowly until peas are tender (about 1 hr.) Put through sieve. makes about 1 qt. thick puree. Thin with milk to desired consistency.
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