It’s time for Cuenca’s famous Easter soup

Editor’s note: Fanesca is the traditional Easter soup served throughout Latin America during Holy Week and many consider Cuenca’s version of it to be exceptional. It is considered so good, in fact, that it was the subject of a cover story in New Yorker magazine in 2005. By David Morrill It’s a busy time of year for Juan Diaz at Cuenca’s 10 de Agosto Mercado on Calle Larga. Although he usually helps his wife, Rosa, manage the family vegetable stall, in the weeks before Easter he is busy assembling the ingredients for fanesca, the traditional Ecuadorian soup served during Holy…

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