Pappa al Pomodoro

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Roast Chicken & Other Stories

By Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Bareham

Published 1994

  • About

‘Pap n. Soft or semi-liquid food for infants or invalids’ is the Oxford Dictionary definition. You need not be very young or very old or very ill to eat Pappa al Pomodoro, but the description of the consistency is spot-on. I spoon-fed myself this ambrosial stuff for the first time while on holiday in Italy. It was high summer and we ate it outside in a charming restaurant just outside Florence. It is served warm rather than hot and the tomatoes must be full of flavour, very ripe and