Tomato Bread Soup: Way Better Than Grandma Used to Make
I keep forgetting to post a recipe for one of my favorite soups – pappa al pomodoro, or tomato bread soup. I had a delicious bowl in Tuscany, very thick, topped with a generous drizzle of olive oil. Last weekend a craving popped up, as cravings tend to do, and I went digging for my recipe. Which I couldn’t find. But that’s what Google is for, and in no time I had a pot simmering away. It’s a great way to use lots of garden-fresh tomatoes, but short of possessing those, it’s terrific made with canned tomatoes too. (Recipe posted in comments, below.)
So, Bizarre Foods night at the Twins’ game last night was a blast (other than the Twins lost). We didn’t eat anything more unusual than kettle corn (Nathan loves it, for good reason, it’s freshly popped and pretty incredible, recipe here) and a hot dog. No complaints! We sat by lots of nice people (Andrew Z, his adorable son Noah, Noah’s adorable friend Sophie, Sophie’s very nice dad, and Andrew’s very nice in-laws) and one crazy dude (not part of the Bizarre Foods group, although he was certainly bizarre). Noah and Sophie went home the color of Smurfs, thanks to blue (!) snow cones. Nathan and I went home slightly blue ourselves, thanks to playing with Noah and Sophie. All in all, a Smurfy-fun night!
Moderate it: tomato bread soup can be over-the-top rich, or not rich at all, depending upon how much olive oil you use. I started with a little less than the recipe called for, and decided it was completely delicious without more drizzled on top. You decide.