Beef soup is the queen of soups and has always been a mandatory part of a good lunch in Ljubljana’s homes. This is a tradition that started in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when pure beef soup was given a place of honour on the table of a Saturday or Sunday lunches. Additional ingredients for beef soup were different: noodles, štruklji, dumplings, frittatas, spoons… Beef soup had a special status symbol of social prestige and food abundance. All social groups enjoyed the soup. In a rural areas the beef soup was on the table only on Sundays and holidays.
Source: Bogataj, Janez (2014). Od nekdaj jedi so ljubljanske slovele. Ljubljana: Turizem Ljubljana.