A bowl of hot zucchini soup. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.

Last summer when Donna and I traveled to Italy, our first meal happened to be at a lovely hotel and home of a great wine maker and his wife, who prepared us a feast that began with zucchini soup. It was zucchini season and so they featured it in three courses without apology, just an explanation. “It’s zucchini season.”

The soup was so simple it inspired. Onion, water, and zucchini, seasoned with good oil and salt.

This week, while I work in Key West, I’ll be posting some of my wife Donna’s favorite pix from last year. She likes this one for the way it shows off the power of back lighting. I like it because it brings our first meal in Italy back to me in its entirety.

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© 2013 Michael Ruhlman. Photo © 2013 Donna Turner Ruhlman. All rights reserved.

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2 Wonderful responses to “Zucchini Soup”

  • Mike

    I like the simple soup recipes this time of year and this looks like it will be great. I know you obviously like the original for the Italy memory. But, have you ever tweaked it all by adding other ingredients? i.e. a pasta or meat?

  • Scott

    Hey Michael, Are you down in Key West at the Food and Wine Festival? I’m a fellow Ohioan heading down there this week as well. No place better than southern florida in late January!