Cacciucco Tuscan Fish Stew Serves 6 In Tuscany, someone in a cacciucco is in a real muddle. Perhaps this soup is a fish muddle, just one with great, deep flavors. Cacciucco has a different twist depending upon where you are: In Livorno, it’s very spicy; in Versilia, sweet. Aside from really fresh fish of any […]

Minestra Chiara Componibile Do-It-Yourself Vegetable Soup Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 4 cups water 4 cups homemade vegetable broth 3 tablespoons chopped lemongrass 1 small potato, diced ¼ pound green beans, trimmed 1 small carrot, diced 1 very small turnip, cut into chunks ⅓ cup diced onion ⅓ bulb fennel, trimmed and sliced lengthwise 1 small leek, […]

PAPPA AL POMODORO Bread and Tomato Soup Serves 4-6 This is an extremely thick soup. You can add more water to make the dish soupier if you like. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 leek, white part only, washed well and chopped ¼ cup chopped red onion 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup white […]

RISO e VEDURE Rice and Vegetable Soup Serves 4-6 You don’t need to have all of the vegetables listed, but the more you have, the tastier the dish. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme […]

Spezzatino Classico Toscano Classic Tuscan Veal Stew Serves 4 You can also use beef shank or beef shoulder for this stew. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped garlic ⅓ cup chopped fresh sage 1 ½ pounds boneless veal shank or shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes Flour, for dusting ½ cup red or […]

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