A Taste of Tuscany: Farro Soup from Lucca

Lucchese style Farro Soup - A Little Yumminess

I was excited to run across this Mark Bitman rendition of the famous farro and bean soup typical to the town of Lucca in Tuscany. My husband’s Italian side of the family happens to be from Lucca which is a beautiful medieval city with picturesque towers and equally picturesque narrow cobblestone streets. The Roman walls surrounding the city are still completely in tact and in fact, you can walk (or ride your bike) on top of the walls for a great view of the city and the surrounding landscape. It’s the kind of place that makes me wish even more than I already do, that I was even the teensiest bit Italian. Continue reading