Friday, October 26, 2012

tomato bread soup + a lovely book for your weekend

happy friday, loves! the temperature has finally dropped here in dallas, and what better way to spend your weekend than curled up with a cup of soup and a good book?

do you read the wednesday chef? it's one of my favorite food blogs! its writer, luisa weiss, has just published a lovely memoir. at the end of each chapter, she shares one or two recipes. when i came across this recipe i immediately bookmarked the page. i made this soup last night as the cold front moved in, and it was so, so insanely good. luisa says this is her all-time favorite recipe from her blog, and when you make it you'll understand why!

a few notes:

  • if you can't find ricotta salata at the store, feta is a good substitute.
  • i added about 1/4 cup white wine before adding the tomatoes. there really is no better smell in the kitchen than olive oil, onions, garlic, and white wine simmering together, so i just couldn't resist.
  • i also added a dash of crushed red pepper for a bit of heat.
  • toast up the leftover sourdough smeared with butter to serve alongside the soup. heaven. HEAVEN.

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