Saturday, 23 February 2013

Marvellous Minestrone

During these chilly February days, I personally like nothing better than a nice bowl of hearty soup. And to be honest, you can't get much heartier than the traditional Italian minestrone. This soup is always described as being 'thick', but to be honest, it really is the chunkiest soup I have ever seen!

There's actually no set recipe for minestrone. Instead, any vegetables that are in season are used in this healthy dish, and sometimes pasta or rice are added to give it extra sustenance. Ahh those Italians, they really do involve pasta with almost everything!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of trying some of my boyfriend's mum's homemade minestrone. Here in Puglia, no meat is eaten on Fridays during lent, so it was the perfect meat-free lunch. Now, it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as some other typical Italian foods, but it tasted absolutely DELICIOUS. Some fresh crusty bread was the perfect accompaniment.

Are you a minestrone fan? What's your favourite winter warmer?


  1. I do like the font enormously! Beautifully clear and open and friendly, I love minestrone but at the moment am making lots of big chunky red soups to banish the winter blues :)

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