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Last of the winter soups

Soup for the last few days of winter.

The best recipes, I tell my daughters, are the ones for dishes you’ve tasted at friends or family. This is one of them from Myrna Rosen’s Cooking with Myrna Rosen – a classic cookbook so sought after, one Johannesburg Jewish Community Forum reader went on the site begging for a copy.


6 leeks thinly sliced

8 potatoes quartered

4 carrots thinly sliced

50g (2oz) butter or margarine, or 2 tablespoons oil

2 chicken cubes

2 teaspoons powdered vegetable broth

Salt and pepper to taste

8 to 10 cups water


Cook leeks in butter until “glassy”. Add potatoes and carrots. Add water to cover. Add seasonings. Simmer one hour. Liquidise, heat, serve and enjoy.



Alison Goldberg is the former property editor of Business Day (1985) and the Financial Mail (1991-99). In 1995 she won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Award. She has edited such titles as National Constructor and The Miner in Australia and has freelanced for The Star, The South African Jewish Report and The Jerusalem Post.

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