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virtù

the serious soup of sevens

The 'Soup of Virtue' is a most famous soup of the Abruzzo that few have ever tasted. Traditionally made for May Day festivals, notably in Teramo, it features:

7 types of dry pulses

7 types of fresh pulses

7 types of vegetables

7 types of meat

7 shapes of pasta

7 seasonings

and is cooked for 7 hours.

A dish best enjoyed out of doors.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: tastingabruzzo