Linguists are still trying to figure out where the name of this cabbage soup comes from. Does "garbure" come from the Spanish "garbias" (stew) or the Gascon "garburo"? One thing is sure, what was daily fare in Gascony now has its own World Championship! Every year, in the first weekend in September, in Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the "Garburade" attracts around thirty teams to create the best "garbure". Now you have everything you need to compete yourself!
- 1 cabbage
- 4 carrots
- 2 turnips
- 2 leeks
- 2 onions
- 1kg potatoes
- 200g white beans
- 2 pork knuckles
- 400g ham
Soak the beans overnight before you use them.
Slice the vegetables.
Slightly brown them in a casserole dish.
Add the pork knuckle, ham, beans, cabbage leaves and the diced potatoes.
Cover with water and boil the preparation on a low heat for 3 to 4 hours.
The chef's trick
Recipe made by Mickey Bourdillat, master chef of Le Matafan from Chamonix.