Gino shows us how to make the classic Tuscan soup ribollita (which means ‘reboiled’, as traditionally it was made in large batches and reheated the next day). Thick, hearty and wholesome it is a meal in itself, particularly if you add the sausages (but they are not essential).
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This is one of my stalwart recipes that used to only make an appearance when there was a vegetarian over at my house. But then the family began to fall in love with the soft wintry flavours and that creamy white sauce. This white sauce is a shortcut white sauce, everything just gets put in a bowl and stirred, very, very simple and just as tasty as the traditional white sauce.