This is a hearty, slow cooked, thick soup that sticks to your ribs and warms your soul. It is my friend's mother's recipe. It is outrageously delicious. The recipe calls for russet potatoes, but I use Yukon Golds. This makes so much and I find the Yukon Golds freeze much better than russets. It does have a long cooking time, so I like to put it on on Sunday mornings and let it cook all day while we watch football. Please don't leave out the caraway seeds. It makes it so special!