Sandy's Scotch Broth

Homemade Soup Day

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

"A soup so thick you could shake its hand and stroll with it before dinner."

~ Scotch Broth, Robert Crawford, 1996

A traditional farmhouse soup, Scotch Broth gained extra notoriety in the early phases of the Pop Art movement though American artist Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup can series. Scotch Broth is featured in the second portfolio of soup can prints from 1968-69. He rendered each label by hand, including all the lettering, aiming to mimic the everyday commercial item as closely as possible! Lamb, barley, and root vegetables .... ‘Mmm, mmm, good!’ 🍲

Sandy's Scotch Broth

Scotch broth, originating in Scotland but now a popular soup recipe worldwide, is usually made with barley, stewing or braising cuts of lamb, mutton or beef, root vegetables (such as carrots, swedes, or sometimes turnips), and dried pulses (most often split peas and red lentils). Cabbage and leeks are often added shortly before serving.


This traditional dish was immortalized as one of the Campbell's condensed soup standards, introduced in 1937, and then by Andy Warhol in his famous 1962 "Campbell Soup Cans" paintings.  


Click the can of soup for more on this famous collection of soup art, and on the early print ad for a modern wonderful recipe for Scotch Broth.  

Click the video below for a performance of this dance by Scottish Flowers, at the Highland Gathering in Peine, Germany, 2015.

Sandy's Scotch Broth
Sandy's Scotch Broth

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