This is by far my favorite soup. It is by far the closest recipe I have found to my Grandmother's. I have tweaked it a little, and adjusted the measurements to make it a bit more diet friendly, but it still holds the authentic flavor of the roman original. Adding tiny noodles like acini de peppe works fine. Day old/stale bread really works best for this, NOT fresh. Toast the bread a bit first if you are using a fresh loaf. Flavors marry beautifully after sitting over night for wonderful leftovers.