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February 07, 2012


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Priscilla M

Looks hearty and delicious :)

Carol Marie Davis

Thank you Simona for your thoughtful review of my book.

Rachel's other grandma, Maria Venuto came from Italy and brought along wonderful Neopolitan recipes, especially for soups and sauces. I guess you might say we had the best of both cooking worlds- Italian and Russian.

Your savory interpretation of Anna's cabbage soup makes me want to cook up a pot real soon.


Yes! You should definitely record your father's stories. This book sounds very interesting and inspiring. I like your soup.


What lovely photos Simona, and the soup sounds delicious. I want to make that soon with your adaptations. A very well thought out review as well.


Sembra proprio buona 'sta zuppa Simò! :)


I had a grandfather who told stories, but I don't remember them, since he became seriously ill when I was very young. I'd love to hear about your father's. Thank you for the review, it is very inspiring.

Rachel @ The Crispy Cook

I think the Red Russian Kale is an inspired addition to this Russian soup! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and blog about this book. I am very lucky to have such great blogger friends spread out across the world. Lovely cabbage soup indeed!

Simona Carini

Thanks, Priscilla.

You are welcome, Carol Marie. Thanks for sharing with us another snippet of your family history. Russian and Italian sounds like an interesting combination.

Thank you, Paz, for your encouraging words. The soup is very nice.

Thanks, Claudia.

Ciao Baol. Anche da te ha nevicato? Spero di no, comunque col freddo la mia zuppa aiuta ;)

Thanks, Caffettiera. My father turned 90 last year, so he has quite a lot to tell, in particular about fighting in WWII. I realize that people with that experience are becoming rare to find.

I agree Rachel. Thanks to you for organizing this special event.


Ciao Simona, piacere di conoscerti! Mi fa molto piacere sapere che vorresti partecipare all'abbecedario, ti posso però chiedere di scegliere un'altra regione? Mi piacerebbe che tutte giocassimo "fuori casa" in modo da imparare un po' di ricette nuove e di fare nuove esperienze (sono ricercatrice nell'anima!)...che mi dici? Dai dai scommetto che ci sono tante città che ti incuriosiscono, scegline una ;-)


Sei un mito, grazie! Ti metto alla M di Matera che è più vicina nel tempo, grazieeeeeeeeeee :-)


Ciao Simona, la zuppa ha un aspetto fantastico, con quei colori così caldi ed invitanti!! e bello deve esser il libro, le storie vere mi sono sempre piaciute, e spesso superano in bellezza quelle di fantasia! bacioni


What a lovely post, Simona.
Yes, you should record the stories of your father.
I never knew my grandparents, they where gone before I had a chance to know them.
And my parents have told my very little about their childhood :/
It is such a pity not knowing ones roots.
Thank you for the review and this soup.


Just perfect for this cold weather!

Simona Carini

Ciao Aiuolik! Va benissimo. Comincio da subito a raccogliere informazioni. E' un po' imbarazzante dover ammettere di non aver mai vistato una regione del proprio paese, ma almeno in questo modo la visitero' virtualmente. Grazie!

Ciao Francy. La zuppa e' perfetta per questo tempo freddo che vi sta facendo compagnia in questi giorni. E usa verdure invernali. I pomodori arrosto in scatola non credo che si trovino in Italia, ma puoi usare quelli normali. Buon weekend!

Ciao Brii. After my mother passed away, I saw a photo of her with her parents: I had never seen it before. It was quite strange. On the other hand, I have seen a lot of photos of my father and his family during the years. I found some old photos of his village on FB and showed them to my father: he could not stop talking ;)

Ciao Ivy. I hope it is no longer that cold in Greece.

Deb in Hawaii

I love all the changes and additions you made to the soup--especially the kale. The soup definitely inspired several of us didn't it? ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays too.

Simona Carini

Thanks Deb. Indeed, it did. My pleasure, as always.

Heather @girlichef

What a beautiful write-up and even more beautiful bowl of soup, Simona. I, too, LOVE the addition of the Red Russian Kale - how perfect!

Simona Carini

Thanks, Heather!


Gentile Simona, vorrei organizzare un food blogger contest con finale in Italia presso la mia struttura turistica www.paluffo.com

Possiamo scambiarci la email o se mi dai il tuo telefono o skype facciamo 2 chiacchiere in merito?



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