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italian wedding soup — NOT.

well… after attending a wedding this weekend, and coming to work only to find that the soup.of.the.day was ‘italian wedding soup’.. i need to rant.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP!!!!!

here’s the deal:
once upon a time, a longlonglongtime ago, in a land ohsofaraway, the people had leftover cured meats in the winter and the only thing growing outside was dark green, leafy plants. the meat was too tough and the greens too bitter. in a fit of inspiration, both were soaked in boiling water — adding whatever else was lying around — and, velò, a perfect marriage (or, maritata). there’s also probably a little play on words from the italian word for soup, minestra — i’ll let you figure it out.

since this was italy… once in the states, the name was bastardized into ‘italian wedding soup’. duh.

no italian weddings at all. but, great soup!!
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2007.09.24 Posted by | what's for dinner? | Leave a comment