Most nations have their own version of Stew or Broth. It seems to have been a staple of diet for as long back as you care to go, and Wales is no different. The Welsh word for Broth is "Cawl" (pronounced like "Cow" with an L on the end). Cawl was the dish most likely to be served down on the farm during the winter months in Wales. This recipe became more or less the standard Cawl recipe as used across much of Wales in the early 20th Century.