Red kidney beans ~ Prosciutto chopped

Carrots diced ~ leeks tailed & topped

Parsnips fresh ~ potatoes diced 

Onions ~ cabbage ~ zucchini spiced !


For eight people ~ I always teach

The quantity ~ one cup of each

Four pints of water ~ Roma spice paste

Salt & black pepper ~ to your taste !


Place in a pot ~ and bring to boil

Simmer for hour ~ with lid embroil

Place into bowls ~ Parmesan shread

Serve with crusty ~ ITALIAN BREAD !





Thanks for tasting ~ comments welcome ~ Amore a Tutti ~ BRIAN


Minestrone Soup ~ sprinkled with Parmesan always tastes better 

en Roma o Milano !  Always served with fresh crusty Italian Bread

with olive oil & balsamic e un vaso de Chianti Classico ~ SALUTE !



  • orchidee

    A tasty write Brian. I can't have anything that's too spicy.


      Well in Mexico ~ they always serve the chilies sperately ~ so you can add your own Espica di Roma ! Thanks for supping with me ~ BRIAN

      • orchidee

        Chilis are somewhat fatal to me - too much information to say more - think along the lines of vindaloo! They burn my tummy anyway.

      • Goldfinch60

        Salute, I have some Chianti in my cellar along with other Italian and Spanish wines. I may serve aSpanish wine tomorrow.

        • BRIANSODES

          INDEED ANDY ~ Chianti Rosso o Rioja Tinto both excellent for the tummy according to St Paul ! All true Englishmen keep a cellar of Classic Wines ! I\'m in a Flat so I have to make do with a rack ! It is in a cupboard because some of my regular guests are Winebibbers and that is putting it politely # Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN (Chair of the University Philoenic Society !)

        • Frank Prem

          Excellent work, Brian. Reads well, and suggests yummo!

          • BRIANSODES

            Thanks FRANK ~ I make lots of "Home Made Soup" and save it for a rainy day ! This one is YUMMY ! BRIAN

          • Michael Edwards

            Just come in from doing a painting demo and starving - this has made it worse - thankfully off out for dinner at local pub soon - great write Brian.

            • BRIANSODES

              This one obviously stirred your gastric juices as well as your MUSE ~ Have nice PUB DINNER ! Because I am a Scouser ~ I like the Hungry Horse ~ Great value and theme nights (such as a CURRY NIGHT ~ when a pint of COBRA is only a pound ! To preserve your reputation as a Gourmet Dandy ~ you could always go INCOGNITO ! BRIAN

              • Michael Edwards

                Incognito? Yes I sometimes wear a paper bag on my head. Anyway home again after what transmogrified into a Chinese meal in a 'posh' restaurant. Why do I always feel thirsty after eating Chinese food?

              • Santita

                Brian, there is nothing you can't write about! Now I'm hungry!

                • BRIANSODES

                  Thanks SANTITA ~ My MUSE is easily moved ~ Hugs BRIAN

                • Azura Nightsong

                  I love Italian food. And not I'm hungry ha.
                  Deliscious poem!

                  • BRIANSODES

                    Ohhhhh AZURA ~ you would love my Minestrone and crusty bread and a wee drop of Chianti ~ pleased you enjoyed the POEM ~ Yours BRIAN

                  • malubotelho

                    What a yummy 😋 poem. I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. And yes, you know how to write about anything.

                    • BRIANSODES

                      Well MALU my MUSE ~ like my SOUP ~ is easily stirred ~ let me know hope the recipe goes ! It is best left unblended ~ but it can be blended to make a thick appetising Winter Supper Soup ~ Love to you ~ BRIAN

                    • Christina S

                      What a tasty write! Sounds great! I'm starving! Excellent sonnet! Hugs--Christina

                      • BRIANSODES

                        PLEASED YOU LIKED IT ~ I've made it ~ and it tastes GOOD ~ depending on the size of the cup (Well i am an honorary American !) it makes eight portions. It is served in the ITALIAN PAVILION in the Epcot Center in Orlando in Florida ! We don't get many RECIPES on MPS ~ Tasty Hugs ~ BRIAN

                      • WriteBeLight

                        I love that soup and your poem is also delicious! Bon appetit!

                        • BRIANSODES

                          Thanks ANGEL ~ Pleased you liked the SOUP ~ This one is served in The Italian Pavilion in the Epcot Center in Orlando FA ! A decent Poem must have Structure & Substance this one also has Sustenance ~ Hugs full of Flavour ~ BRIAN

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