The cold weather is really beginning to settle in, folks, so it’s time to bust out those heavy sweaters and get cozy. While some cold days are truly exquisite, others take our breath away (in a bad way) immediately upon exiting our homes. While there is nothing you can do to change the weather conditions, you certainly do have a say in how you choose to warm yourself up. Our suggestion(s)? Italian bread soup utilizing our lovely selection here at Bricco Panetteria!
This hearty winter soup includes beans and cavolo nero, which is a long-leafed variety of kale with very dark, purplish green leaves. Include one of our crispy Italian baguettes in this bread soup and you’ll soon forget about the cold outside.
Tuscan Vegetable Soup
This soup is usually served as a one-course meal and includes onions, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, and cannellini beans. Top it off with some salt and pepper, and perhaps some baby spinach and you have a delicious vegetable soup. Once the soup is off the burner add the bread and you’ve got yourself a phenomenal cold day warm up.
Cacciucco Alla Livornese
While not traditionally a bread soup, this Italian fish stew is native to the western coastal towns of Tuscany and Liguria. This soup can include cuttlefish, octopus, sand shark, clams, mussels, scorpio fish, prawns, and shrimp. It’s an incredibly dense soup, but so fantastic. We like it best when the soup bowl is lined with toasted bread, which technically makes this fish soup suggestion a bread soup.
Bread and soup go together like peas and carrots, so explore your soup options now that the cold weather has arrived. These 3 suggestions are great for either dinner or lunch, and if you’re in need of bread for your dishes then come on over to Bricco Panetteria. Our artisan breads are baked fresh daily!