This comes from the cookbook What's Cooking America? by Linda Stradley & Andra Cook. This soup is delicious - and the accompanying garlic bread is to die for. Note: 30 cloves may sound like a lot of garlic, but poaching it mellows it out quite a bit and the resulting flavor is soft and complex. Hope you enjoy!
The recipe comes from a 1975 cookbook that my brother-in-law found at a garage sale called Crockpot Cookery. This pastrami is amazing. The most important part is that you use a CORNED BEEF brisket, which will have already been brined (unless you prefer to brine your own).