Mama Caruso’s Ribollita Recipe
Ribollita is a hearty Italian peasant soup. I first made ribollita while in Panzano in Chianti, Italy and when the cooking was all done, people came from all over to enjoy the meal. Paired with a simple house red wine and an apple tart, the locals shared with me that this was one of their favorite meals because it reminded them of their childhood; the fragrance while cooking, the comfort of the rustic flavors and the satisfying heartiness of the ribollita.
There are hundreds of recipes for this soup and I have taken broad liberties to make it a contemporary soup that is versatile and great for either a cold winter night or sitting out on the patio on a long summer’s evening. Enjoy...