Here's a Delicious Soup That Will Warm Your Belly and Boost You with Vitamins
Don’t you just love a hot bowl of soup on a cold day? Italian soup is the best because it’s jam-packed with comforting flavours. If you’re looking for some new ways to serve soup, then you’ll really want to check out these Italian Soup Recipes by our Italian Grandmas.Good old Grandma, she knew everything, right? She especially knew how to cook! I remember visiting my grandparents’ house when I was a little girl. As soon as I walked in the door, I could smell all of the wonderful things cooking in the kitchen, including ginger snaps, fresh bread rolls, and soup! She was always cooking, and there was always something ready for me to eat as soon as I arrived. Quite often, she’d invite me to sit down on a stool in front of the island where she prepared all of her food, and she would fix me up with a few deliciously buttered rolls and a bowl of hot, steaming soup! How’s that for service? I always felt so nurtured and nourished and cared for when I visited my grandmother’s house.
Well, the people over at “Cooking with Nonna” have the same idea, but they’re speaking of Italian grandmothers in particular. You see, “Nonna” means Grandma in Italian! So this website’s not about cooking with a woman named Nonna, it’s cooking with all the grandmothers who have contributed these wonderful Italian recipes – soup recipes included! Something we’ve forgotten in this fast-paced, fast-food, postmodern era is the art of ancient cooking traditions. These traditions used to be passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter; that way, the culinary secrets of that particular culture were never lost – in fact, they evolved with each passing generation. We’ve lost this over the past seventy years or so. In the fifties, buying prepared meals in a box or as frozen dinners became very popular for the sake of convenience, and the link to our grandmothers was broken. Now, some people are trying to bring these old traditions back – while we still have grandmothers who remember the old ways. It’s time to preserve these old recipes and share them with our own children.
Whether we are Italian or not, we can still appreciate traditional Italian food, especially Italian soup! Over at the Cooking with Nonna website, we can find every kind of Italian soup recipe you can imagine, including: Baked Potato Soup, Beef and Barley Soup, Chicken and Dumplings Soup, Cornmeal and Kale Soup, Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup, Crock Pot Lentil Soup, Dandelions in Vegetable Broth, and Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup! Whew, that was a mouthful. You can also choose from Italian Chicken Soup, Italian Sausage Soup, Italian Squash Soup, and Lentil Chilli! There’s also a recipe for Minestra Soup, Parsley Straccetti with Meat Soup, and Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup. The list just goes on and on – there are three pages worth of soup over here, so you can make a different kind of soup for every night of the week for months on end. When you’ve finished the list, you can just start over again and you will never get bored because you won’t ever have to eat the same soup two nights in a row. Did we mention there’s also a recipe for Roasted Vegetable Soup, Summer Minestrone, and Spinach Soup with Lemon? And this is still just the tip of the iceberg! Enjoy your Italian Soup experiments and explorations and most of all, enjoy cooking with Grandma!
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