Here’s a soup that is near and dear to my heart. One that evokes childhood memories of my mother’s cooking. Pastina Chicken Soup brings back precious Italian childhood memories in her cucina.
Made with homemade chicken broth, it’s extremely easy to prepare and will warm not only your heart but also your children’s hearts. However, I say that this is easy with the caveat that simplicity comes after the broth is made.
Yes, you can buy the canned variety of chicken broth, especially when you are in a pinch for time. But there is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to homemade chicken broth. And it’s really not that hard to make. Trust me!
My mother made her version of chicken noodle soup with homemade chicken broth and tiny, tiny little pasta shaped in the form of stars . . . known as ‘pastina‘. This recipe represents the ‘cucina povera‘ (poor food) that my relatives ate in the harsh environment of the Italian mountains in the 19th and 20th centuries prior to moving to America.
My family recipe for chicken broth (Brodo di Pollo) was posted on this blog back in November 25, 2009. However, you can click here for the recipe.
Who doesn’t like chicken noodle soup? And what soup comes to mind the most when someone is a little under the weather? When someone you love needs some warm comfort food? Chicken noodle soup! A classic, traditional soup in our culture.
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