Here is one of my favorite soups, especially in winter! Mind you there are as many recipes of barley soup as there are chefs. A lot of them involve celery and pickles. Not this one here.
Whenever I go to Europe, especially Italy, I always order their barley soup. There it is always delicious and they never serve you the same soup twice. Once I figure out their secrets I am going to post more barley soup recipes. Coming soon!