Move over beer cheese, a state lawmaker wants to make Belgian Booyah the king of soups in Wisconsin.
Legislation from state Representative John Macco (R-Ledgeview) would make Belgian Booyah the state’s official soup. The Ledgeview Republican, who is of Belgian descent, said it’s a way of honoring “Wisconsin’s Belgian heritage and celebrate Booyah’s ability to bring Wisconsin communities together.”
Belgian Booyah is a broth-based soup, usually made with meat and vegetables. It’s typically cooked in a large kettles for community events.
Macco noted that Wisconsin boasts the largest Belgian community in the world, outside of Belgium itself.
Several other northern and northeastern Wisconsin lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.