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Do you know the expression “To make bread and pasta a healthier meal, put them in soup”? It accurately reflects Florentine traditions in the preparation of first courses. Of course, Tuscan soups are not at all like ours, but the cultures of their serving are the same. Just like us, Italians eat primo piatto soup, that is, between appetizer and main course.
In the restaurant menu you will find such names: zuppa del contadino (farm soup with a variety of legumes), zuppa di farro (with pearl barley), cipollata tiepida (onion soup, which is especially popular on cold days) and, of course, pappa al pomodoro and ribollita – “stars” of Florentine feasts. Continue reading