4.010 Ribollita

Cycle 4 – Item 10

15 (Tue) January 2013

Ribollita

2.5

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ, Nanny 8

Ribollita is an Italian dishIt’s a soup consisting of mixed beans/vegetables and leftover bread.  Humble by definition, the term means “reboiled” in Italian.

I followed a recipe from the cookbook 1 Stock, 100 Soups.  Reasonably tasty and easy to make, the best part was learning a method developed by an age-old Tuscan tradition for using up bread that would otherwise be too stale/stiff to eat.  In fact, to maintain some structure within the broth, the stiffer the better; toasting would be recommended if using fresh bread.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

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