I am reposting a recipe from 2012 because you know what? It still makes sense. Especially for this time of year. It is thoroughly vegetarian and if you are vegan all you have to do is leave the cheese bit out.
Don’t dread stale bread – make soup instead (Soup Series)
There is a very traditional soup, with variations throughout Italy, whose body consists of stale bread, added to which, besides broth, are other herbs or vegetables and usually some kind of grated cheese and olive oil. They all taste pretty delicious in a comforting way and a very dear American friend of mine thought it was a pity, really, that the only name Tradition managed to come up for them was “pancotto”: which literally means “cooked bread”. The Tuscan version has an even less attractive nomenclature: “acquacotta” — which…
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