Zuppa vera Contadina

A True Country Soup

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Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

I think of this nourishing bean and vegetable soup as the Italian country equivalent of Proust’s madeleine because it inevitably brings back memories of childhood for countless Italians. It essentially asks you to empty the contents of the vegetable garden into a pot and let them cook together slowly, flavors melting and building one on the other. The soup is even better on the second day; just be sure to add extra stock or water when you warm it up because it will thicken as it sits at roo