BIG SOUP pot.
Fill it with Fresh chicken (or not, can also be a veggie recipe) I used a couple of pounds of drumsticks. Usually I use skinless thighs. Dark meat makes tastier soup.
One big onion, chopped
An entire bulb of fresh garlic peeled (I often use 2 entire bulbs)
4-5 fresh carrots, chopped thick
1 fresh parsnip or turnip or both, chopped thick
At least one big fresh shallot peeled
chopped celery if you like celery (this is the first ingredient to go much of the time.)
salt, pepper, herbs to taste (some people like to add fresh ginger)
Cover ingredients with water. Cover the soup pot.
Bring all to a hearty boil, then simmer for 2-3 hours