This is a wonderfully warming and comforting winter bowl or goodness. Always a favorite with the whole family. You can use a bacon hock from a good local butcher or your own from home curing. With the days getting cooler I find myself craving after bowls that can be held and warm my hands, we leave the dinning table untouched. The family curls up on the sofas round the fire, hands warmed by the bowls, souls warmed by the soup and stories of the day that flow.