This is a sensational soup! I've made a similar version, which is our family recipe, but takes a lot longer to make, as it uses a lot more grains, which have to be individually peeled. This version tastes just as good. Soak salt cod at least 12 hours - I leave it for closer to 24. Change water at least 5 times to get saltiness out. It really makes the soup. This sounds complicated, but it really isn't. It is well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe!