12 Minestrone Milanese

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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Minestrone, like a ramen, is a broth with vegetables, sometimes with meat and in this case beans instead of cooked pasta. Practically every region of Italy has a version which makes it a difficult dish to pin down. This version is from Milan and is typical of Northern Italian cuisine.

Minestrone is a mindset. It is very easy to think of it as a place to put off-cut vegetables and odds and sods that need to be used up. There’s nothing wrong with that mentality - so long as you know w