A nice, big soup which serves as a perfect winter comforter. This is an adaptation of an age old family recipe. My family are Italian and this is adapted from a typical "rustic" country dish. I have adapted it to better suit ingredients found in England and North America as these are the ingredients I can most easily get hold of whilst I am at university.
It is easy to prepare and definitely a crowd pleaser, I've served it to everyone from friends at uni to friends' parents after a hard day at work. My seven year old twin cousins also enjoyed it, so I think it's an all-rounder.
PS: Can be adapted and other vegetables can be added. Other variations I have made have included broccoli, purple broccoli and spinach.