I did google it and didn't come up with much except this excerpt from Legacy of the Priest by Stephen P Matava :
"Father Damian pulled out his chair and sat and the rest followed. Brother Theo took the ladle and filled each bowl with "Krupi," a soup made from beans, barley and small bits of smoked ham. The brothers passed the soup down to the priest who waited until all had a full bowl and a piece of bread in front of them before he picked up his wooden spoon and began to eat. He wanted conversation at the meal so he would know what was happening but none of the brothers knew if they were allowed to speak. The priest looked up and, in a matter a fact manner, said "you are allowed to speak as I want the meal time to be a happy time."
The soup that they were eating came from an old recipe used to make the smoked ham go as far as possible. The ham bone was placed in a pot and boiled until all of the flavor of the bones had been extracted. The bones were taken out and the rest of the ingredients were put in, all the vegetables were grown at the abbey. Brother Theo put in beans, barley, carrots, celery and onions. He went to his herb garden outside of the kitchen door and added various herbs that were on hand. He grew his herb garden every year and dried those that remained until the frost, for winter use. The fat had not been taken out of the soup as this was a source of energy and was needed by the brothers especially those who did heavy work." 8)