A wonderful, rich-tasting soup! I made a few small alterations (only 2 litres of water; 2 tbls of olive oil and 1 tbls of cumin) and instead of adding salt and pepper at the end, threw in two beef bouillon cubes and a handful of black peppercorns right at the start. The fresh herbs are a must, they really bring the flavours together! The servings are very generous - I think this makes more like 8-10 servings (it's a very hearty soup!), which is great, because this really is even better on the second day. :-) Thank you for sharing!