How delicious is Italian food? When Josh and I go out to dinner, we usually end up going the Italian route. I also enjoy making Italian food at home. When I was given the opportunity to review A Family Farm in Tuscany by Sarah Fioroni, I jumped at the opportunity (disclaimer: I received this book for free):
According to the publisher, “In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic farm near historic San Gimignano, shares stories of family traditions and daily life at Fattoria Poggio Alloro. After moving to the farm in the 1950s to work as sharecroppers, the Fioronis later purchased the farm through their hard work and dedication to the land. They transformed the property into a model of integrated, sustainable agriculture that has been visited by government officials from all over the world and featured in numerous publications, including Organic Gardening magazine.”
What I liked most about this book was the truly unique recipes. The yogurt breakfast cake is next on my list…
For the review, I decided to make the Zuppa Ribollita (Ribollita Soup) which is traditionally made with kale:
I increased the amount of liquid in the soup and used spinach instead of kale (Josh isn’t a kale fan):
Here is the original recipe from the book:
And my finished product:
This was seriously delicious. Warm, comforting, and healthy! Kaylin loved this soup. I wasn’t planning on giving her any, but she was motioning towards my bowl while I was eating it. I decided to let her try a bite and one bite turned into many.
You can read more about the family farm here. And you can see more reviews via the World Blogging Tour here. If you’re looking for a unique Italian cookbook, definitely pick this one up.
Two side notes: 1. I hope everyone is safe with this crazy storm, 2. Have a very Happy Halloween! Are y’all dressing up? We’re going as an Eagles football team. Pictures to come ;).