Dalmatian Soup

Minestra Dalmata

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Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

This is not a soup created by the malevolent Cruella de Vil from 101 spotted dogs. It refers instead to the plainest of plain soups that originated in Dalmatia, over the eastern border from Venezia Giulia. I am including it in this book because it is a tangible legacy of la miseria, the time period between the two world wars, when thousands of people in the region starved and lived primarily on polenta, grappa, and this type of soup. It is important to include these recipes because of their