|Mama Caruso's Ribollita Ingredients|
Ribollita means “reboiled” and is a hearty Italian peasant soup. I first made ribollita while in Panzano in Chianti in Tuscany, 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 the soup that I love to serve. The modifications would probably make it unrecognizable in Italy, but satisfy the people for whom I enjoy cooking. The versatility of this soup makes it great for a cold winter night and for sitting out on the patio on a long summer’s evening.
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