Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan Tomato Soup)
Andy Anderson !
Via della Chiesa Artimino, near Carmignano has the best I've ever had in Tuscany.
It's a small unassuming place, and you might just miss it as you drive by; however, make the stop because the cuisine is incredible.
But bring cash, because the last time I was there they still didn't accept credit cards.
So, you ready... let's get into the kitchen.
28 ozcanned good whole peeled tomatoes, like cento
2 clovegarlic, minced
2 Tbspfresh italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 tspfennel seeds
3 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin
·salt, kosher variety, to taste
·black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
4 sprig(s)basil and remember, always cut fresh basil with your hands, never with a knife or scissors
6 ozstale tuscan bread