They say Majorcan soups came about as the food of those who didn't have anything to eat, when peasants would boil water with whatever greens they could find — mainly peppers, garlic, cabbage and onions, all mixed together with some bread crumbs tossed in. Be that as it may, now they've become staples of the island's cuisine, with countless variants, such as those with meat in the hinterland and fishy versions on the coasts. Virtually any Palma restaurant will serve a selection, but if you really want to go all the way, authenticity-wise, we'd recommend heading for the hills (such as the town of Sineu, 40 kilometres/23 miles out).
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