Garlic Soup (Aigo Boulido)

A variation of this soup runs through most of the alpine regions of France, including the Provencal Alps and the Pyrenees. In these areas, the high concentration of vitamin C present in garlic is looked upon by shepherds-and doting mothers-as a means of warding off winter's ills. Most rustic recipes simply call for stirring egg yolks into the finished soup. This version, with its whole poached eggs, comes from the departmental capital of Digne, long a stopping-off point for alpine tourists and well known for its thermal baths. The city lies on the famous road built by the Romans through Italy to northern France, a byway that later became la Route Napoleon.
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Review 1 for Garlic Soup (Aigo Boulido)
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woodlandbird
,Woodland Park
,CO
January 31, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Just might cure the common cold
January 31, 2013
I made this soup for my garlic obsessed boyfriend because he was coming down with a cold just before a very important corporate review. The cold was gone the next day, and the soup was delicious. I did add some chicken to the soup because he is a serious meat eater - he said it would be better without it, so that's what I get for changing the recipe. He seemed to think it needed more vegetables though, onion and kale or something else green. So we will try that next time one of us catches a cold.
Pros: Quick, Good Value, Easy, Healthy, Adaptable, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Garlic Soup (Aigo Boulido)
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
KateCeleste
Santiago, Chile
July 6, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Very good for a cold winter dinner
July 6, 2011
We enjoyed this soup very much and it was very easy to make. I was worried at first as it seemed like it was just boiled water with garlic, but it was surprisingly tasty and filling on a cold winter night. The only thing is that I added extra sage and still the garlic taste was a little too overpowering for the sage - I think next time I will add even more and then maybe sprinkle the bread with sage rather than parsley.
Pros: Quick, Good Value, Easy, Healthy, Appearance, Will Make Again
Review 3 for Garlic Soup (Aigo Boulido)
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
LitaQ
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 30, 2010
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Garlicky & Good
April 30, 2010
We have always loved Garlic Soup. This recipe was easy to prepare & very authentic. Yummy to the tummy!!!