Do you remember this classic scene from the Godfather? Cousin Paulie wants to work as a chef at the local soup shop, Soupernapoli, but Ralphie, the owner won’t hear of it. First, the Godfather sent over the consigliere, Tom Hagen, to explain that Cousin Paulie made the best Ribollita soup outside of Tuscany. With the Italian plum tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes, white beans, carrots, garlic, and more, the soup would clearly make Soupernapoli the most popular place in town. I mean, the chunks of rustic bread alone would put the place on the soup map! But Ralphie wouldn’t hear of it. He only hired from within. Bad decision, Ralphie!! So let’s just say, Tom gave Ralphie an offer he couldn’t refuse. That night, when Ralphie climbed into bed, what did he find? A head of his favorite lettuce, Maureen, diced all over his pillow!!!!! Diced!! Heaven help us!!!
Ingredients (in no particular order): white beans, Spanish smoked paprika, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, Italian plum tomatoes, basil, cubes of sourdough bread, kale, cabbage, canola and olive oil, carrot, celery, onion, homemade vegetable stock goodness
Soup type: Chunky