There are several "Fabulous" recipes that originated from various parts of "Italy". This particular recipe for "Scapel Soup" originated from the Northern part of Italy in which the cooking is a bit different from areas such as Rome and Sicily. This recipe is special and was handed down to me from at least 4 prior generations. Scapel Soup is not popular in the US mainly because it is time consuming t prepare and many people don't know of it's existance. But still the same it is "Exquisite". I have never met anyone whom doesn't like this homemade recipe.