Carabaccia – A Traditional Tuscan Recipe

carabacciaCarabaccia

Tuscan onion soup

‘Carabaccia’ is the name of a type of barge that was used to transport salt and sand from one side of Florence’s Arno river to the other. The name was then given to a soup recipe which emerged from the Renaissance kitchen of the Medici family. When Catherine di Medici moved to France to marry the son of a French King, she took along the Carabaccia recipe, which later became the famous French onion soup Soupe à l’oignon.

Ingredients (serves 4)

• 1 kg onion, sliced finely
• 1 celery stalk, diced
• 1 carrot, diced
• 4 slices of unsalted Tuscan style crusty bread
• 8 tbs olive oil
• salt and ground pepper
• 1 1⁄4 L vegetable broth

Preparation

Grated pecorino cheese (sheep cheese). Sautè the onions, celery stalk and carrot in the olive oil. When the onion is soft add the boiling broth and cook on a low heat for about 40 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toast the bread and place a slice into each bowl. Pour the soup onto each slice of bread and garnish with plenty of grated pecorino.

 

download-button

ONE DAY LESSON
Learn More

ONE DAY LESSON

Our Culinary tours will expose you to the best food and wine that our beautiful region has to offer. Select from a one day basic or advanced multiple days course or a culinary vacation tour.

MULTIPLE DAYS COURSES
Explore Now

MULTIPLE DAYS COURSES

Our Tuscany Cooking Classes and our Italian Culinary tours collection will give you an in depth experience of true Italian food and the Tuscan way of life

WEEKLY COURSES
Enroll Now!

WEEKLY COURSES

For current classes and rates available please read more about our Cooking classes, Culinary Tours and Wine Tasting.

PROFESSIONAL COOKING COURSES
See More..

PROFESSIONAL COOKING COURSES

Our specialisation courses are designed for those wanting to become professional chefs.