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    What is this soup?

    donnie27
    Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:02 pm
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    We ate at an Italian restaurant the other night and had a very good soup, but the name escaped me. It started with St------copica.......or sounded like that, but it was nothing I'd ever heard before.
    The soup was very simple and I would just guess it was chicken broth, noodles (like maybe fettuccine), a stirred in egg and spinach. I don't recall seeing any meat in the soup, but then I only had a cup and not a whole bowl.
    I wonder if anyone can tell me the name and recipe of a soup like that here. Thanks ,
    Donna
    Dee514
    Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:54 pm
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    Hi Donna,
    Its "stracciatella soup." Basically it is "Italian egg drop soup" icon_wink.gif

    (pronounced: stratch-a-tella)
    donnie27
    Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:07 pm
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    Yeah.....THAT'S IT !
    Thank you so much.
    As you can tell, I'm totally in the dark about Italian fare once I get past spaghetti and pizza. Ha. Guess I should try venturing out into other foods and make more discoveries.
    Thanks again.......am going to give this a go soon.
    Donna
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    Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:05 pm
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    donnie27
    Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:48 pm
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    Thanks.......now that doesn't look too hard, and am going to try one soon.
    Donna
    PS.......love that greyhound picture. Such sweet dogs.
    carabomm
    Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:19 pm
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    It is also referred to as Italian Wedding soup and can have small meatballs in it, it is one of my favorites icon_biggrin.gif
    Dee514
    Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:59 pm
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    Traditionally, "Stracciatella" does not contain meatballs like Italian Wedding soup does (but it does contain chopped spinach or escarole and threads of beaten eggs).

    Traditionally, "Italian Wedding Soup" does not contain greens (chopped spinach or escarole or threads of beaten eggs), but is always made with meatballs and a "soup pasta" (pastina, acini di pepe, orzo, or even capellini broken into half inch lengths).

    Of course there is no reason why the two could not be married to make a "new" soup "Stracciatella Wedding Soup" icon_wink.gif

    Traditional or not, one should eat what one enjoys! icon_biggrin.gif
    carabomm
    Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:15 pm
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    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/italian-wedding-soup-recipe/index.html
    this recipe seems to have greens in it I guess there is variations
    donnie27
    Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:33 pm
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    Thank you carabomm..........I don't have time right now to watch that, but will later tonight.
    Funny how these things finally show up on FN. I didn't see this one though. Thanks for the tip.
    Donna
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