Aïgo boulido (or aiga bolhida) means ‘boiled water’ in Provençal, and this simplest of soups consists of olive oil, garlic, wild thyme and sage along with the aforementioned boiled water, poured over a slice of stale bread rubbed with garlic. It is often served at Christmas eve.
It’s good for you: L'aigo boulido sauvo la vido (‘aigo boulido will save your life’) is an old saying. Many people eat as a hangover cure.
In the Lozère, they throw in some milk or crème fraîche at the end.
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