The World in Soups

Acquacotta – Italy

Although Italy is known for many deliciously warming soups, today we are visiting the Mediterranean nation for the lesser known but just as delicious acquacotta. This dish has been around since ancient times and was a popular food among the peasants because it accommodates typically leftover foods, such as stale bread. This is a great go-to soup when you have leftover veggies, meats, or pastas.

Although Italian for “cooked water,” this soup is everything but with staple ingredients such as mushrooms, cheese, eggs, beans, and celery mixed with a broth or tomato sauce base.

Fun Fact: The famous story about stone soup is about acquacotta.

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