In the cuisine of Dominican Republic, the traditional Dominican meal is usually not comprised of various main meal courses, from appetizers, salads to soups every food item is served at the same time in the traditional manner, with the exception of the desserts. Dominican’s love their traditional soups and there are some great soup recipes in the cuisine of Dominican Republic. If you are health conscious and are taking care of your diet then the Dominican soups are a great choice for a light meal. Some of the most popular soups in the cuisine of Dominican Republic are: Caldo de gallina vieja (Old hen soup), Crema de auyama (Gem squash cream), Sopa boba ("Dumb" soup), Sopa de cabeza de pescado (Soup of fish heads), Sopa de hueso (Bones soups), Aunt Ilana's soup, and the popular Crema de cepa de apio. These soups are extremely nutritious and easy to prepare.