This Turnip soup is a typical hearty German dish that is filling, full of healthy ingredients and wonderful to enjoy on a cold winter evening.
This classic soup takes me back to my early childhood, to the time when we used to live as a big family with my Granny and Grandpa.
At that time I was the youngest in the house and all adults except my Granny Elli where out of the house during the week and only returned from work at suppertime. My Granny organized the household and cooked delicious food for us. In those days she prepared mostly traditional German dishes. It was in the 1960s and Germany had not yet opened up so much to the world. The times have changed and now there are people from all over the world living in the country.
But let's get back to the turnips :-). Funny enough when I think back to those times, my Granny's turnip soup is one of the dishes I remember most clearly and I never forgot that this soup was one of my favorites.
So it is only fitting that I made this soup myself and share it with you and the other loyal followers of "LookingatCooking." In addition to the healthy ingredients like turnips, carrots, garlic, onions, herbs and Carolina Reaper chili powder I used succulent venison meat to add another dimension to the final result. Apart from the lovely taste that free range venison meat is known for, it is also well regarded as healthier than the red meat of sedentary animals kept in stables.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: at least 70 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: at least 1 H 30 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard
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