What do Meryl Streep and vegetable soup have in common?
Simple! It is the dish that the actress prepares for Clint Eastwood in one of the most romantic films in the history of cinema, “The Bridges of Madison County”.
Nominated again as ‘ Best Actress ‘ at the upcoming Oscar Night, on March 4, in the 1995 film, Streep plays the role of a housewife of Italian descent, who on the days when her husband and children are away for an agricultural fair, welcomes a City photographer at home who happened to be there, in Iowa, looking for the bridges of Madison County.
A dish of love
The vegetable soup prepared by Francesca, the name of the protagonist, is a dish of tradition and has that fascinating childhood flavour, prepared if you can devote time to cooking it.
The recipe we propose to you will not be the same one which has been used in winning over the hearts of strangers, but you can still prepare it with love for yourself and your family. The ingredients are easy to find and are not particularly expensive. Each region of Italy, then, customizes the vegetable soup according to local traditions; we offer you the classic version with vegetables and legumes.
Our recipe for vegetable soup
For 4 people:
– 1 sliced onion
– 1 clove of garlic
– 2 courgettes
– 2 carrots
– 2 Potatoes
– 200 grams of beans
– 200 gm Peas
– 400 gm Cauliflower
– 120 gm of Chard
– 200 gm of yellow pumpkin
– 300 gm of tomatoes
– 1 Stalk of celery
– Basil and parsley
– 6 tablespoons of olive oil
– Salt and pepper as appropriate.
Fry the sliced onion in olive oil in a saucepan. When golden, add the beans and well sliced vegetables alongside 700 ml of water into the pan; afterwards, add salt and pepper as appropriate and cook over a low heat.
To acquire its characteristic taste, this soup is a dish that takes time and it is important to mix often: a tip may be to use our ladle. You will find it in a set composed of 4 silicone ladles, which can be used on several occasions and combined with a handy handmade ladle. Extremely useful for tidying the kitchen and keeping the work surface clean is also the dismountable rack, that can be separated into two pieces and washed separately.
When the soup is ready, you can serve it in a medium bowl: externally coloured, its inner lining is white so that the colours of vegetables cooked in the soup will stand out. Then it has the advantage of being made of antibacterial Microban®, as well as the bottom plates that are part of the Sanaliving line.
Bring a doubly good recipe to the table, because it’s genuine in content and healthy for the vessel.
If you order ladles, ladle racks and bowl right away, they could arrive just in time for March 4th, when you can enjoy the live Oscar Night from Los Angeles and cheer Meryl Streep, a great lady of American cinema.