Tomato soup the kids will love!

September 19, 2008 4:48:43 PM PDT
Great fall weather demands that you have a great soup to keep your belly and taste buds happy! Nick Smith connected with culinary wiz and chef Nikki Boyels-Frias of Sur La Table to learn how to make a delicious tomato soup.

Recipe:

Pappa Al Pomodoro
(TOMATO SOUP)
Serves 10

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Unfiltered Academia Barilla
2 medium onions, small dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 28-oz cans Peeled Cherry Tomatoes Academia Barilla Sauce
1 cup water or vegetable stock
1 bunch basil, chiffonade
Chili pepper, to tastes
1½ pounds rustic Italian bread, such as Giuseppe, ciabatta, or Colombo, cubed ½-inch pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large heavy bottom 8-quart stock pot heat oil over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking, and sauté onion and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add tomatoes, water or stock, basil and season with chili pepper to taste. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Place the cubed bread on a baking sheet and toast the bread until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Add toasted bread to tomato mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until bread has absorbed liquid and soup is thick, about 40 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper. To serve, finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve hot.

Sur La Table class schedules: LOS GATOS CLASSES
Old Town Center
23 University Avenue
Store phone: 408.395.5576

Class name: Academia Barilla - Sicilia
Instructor: Nikki B. Frias
Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $79.00
Type of class: Hands-on
Ages 18 and older
Menu: Insalata di Olice Verdi Schiacciate (Crushed Green Olive Salad) - Pasta alla Norma (Norma-Style Pasta) - Pizza alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pizza) - Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

Class name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Sicilia
Instructor: Nikki B. Frias
Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $79.00
Type of class: Hands-on
Ages 18 and older
Menu: Insalata di Olice Verdi Schiacciate (Crushed Green Olive Salad) - Pasta alla Norma (Norma-Style Pasta) - Pizza alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pizza) - Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

Class name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Emilia Romagna
Instructor: Nikki B. Frias
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $79.00
Type of class: Hands-on
Ages 18 and older
Menu: Risotto alla Parmigiana e Salame(Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Salame) - Spagetti alla Chittara al Pomodoro (Guitar String Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce) - Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce) - Torta di riso (Rice Cake)

Class name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Liguria
Instructor: Nikki B. Frias
Date: Thursday, September 25th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $79.00
Type of class: Hands-on
Ages 18 and older
Menu: Focaccia - Minestrone con il Pesto (Minestrone with Pesto) - Pizza alla Riviera di Ponente (Ligurian Pizza ) - Trenette Fresche con Pesto alla Genovese (Fresh Trenette Pasta with Genovese Pesto)

Class name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Toscana
Instructor: Nikki B. Frias
Date: Tuesday, September 30th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $79.00
Type of class: Hands-on
Ages 18 and older
Menu: Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup) - Pollo al Mattone (Chicken Under a Brick ) - Bomba di Riso (Rice Bomb) - Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread Soup)

PALO ALTO CLASSES
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Store phone: 650.289.0019

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Emilia Romagna
Instructor: Elham Shahmohammadi
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $79
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Risotto alla Parmigiana e Salame(Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Salame) - Spagetti alla Chittara al Pomodoro (Guitar String Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce) - Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce) - Torta di riso (Rice Cake)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Sicilia
Instructor: Elham Shahmohammadi
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $79
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Insalata di Olice Verdi Schiacciate (Crushed Green Olive Salad) - Pasta alla Norma (Norma-Style Pasta) - Pizza alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pizza) - Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Liguria
Instructor: Elham Shahmohammadi
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $79
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Focaccia - Minestrone con il Pesto (Minestrone with Pesto) - Pizza alla Riviera di Ponente (Ligurian Pizza ) - Trenette Fresche con Pesto alla Genovese (Fresh Trenette Pasta with Genovese Pesto)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Toscana
Instructor: Elham Shahmohammadi
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $79
Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Zuppa Toscano (Tuscan Minestrone) - Pollo al Mattone (Chicken Under a Brick ) - Bomba di Riso (Rice Bomb) - Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread Soup)

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSES
77 Maiden Lane
Store phone: 415.732.7900

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Toscana
Instructor: Barbara Dimas
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $75
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Zuppa Toscano (Tuscan Minestrone) - Pollo al Mattone (Chicken Under a Brick ) - Bomba di Riso (Rice Bomb) - Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread Soup)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Emilia Romagna
Instructor: Barbara Dimas
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $75
Date: Monday, September 22, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Risotto alla Parmigiana e Salame(Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Salame) - Spaghetti alla Chittara al Pomodoro (Guitar String Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce) - Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce) - Torta di Riso (Rice Cake)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Liguria
Instructor: Barbara Dimas
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $75
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Focaccia - Minestrone con Pesto (Minestrone with Pesto) - Pizza alla Riviera di Ponente (Ligurian Pizza ) - Trenette Fresche con Pesto alla Genovese (Fresh Trenette Pasta with Genovese Pesto)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Sicilia
Instructor: Barbara Dimas
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $75
Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Insalata di Olive Verdi Schiacciate (Crushed Green Olive Salad) - Pasta alla Norma (Norma-Style Pasta) - Pizza alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pizza) - Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

SANTA ROSA CLASSES
2323 Magowan Drive
Store phone: 707.566.9820

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Emilia Romagna
Instructor: Mary Bergin
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $69
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Risotto alla Parmigiana e Salame(Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and Salame) - Spagetti alla Chittara al Pomodoro (Guitar String Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce) - Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Tagliatelle with Bolognese Sauce) - Torta di riso (Rice Cake)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Sicilia
Instructor: Mary Bergin
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $69
Date: Monday, September 22, 2008 Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Insalata di Olice Verdi Schiacciate (Crushed Green Olive Salad) - Pasta alla Norma (Norma-Style Pasta) - Pizza alla Siciliana (Sicilian Pizza) - Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Toscana
Instructor: Mary Bergin
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $69
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Zuppa Toscano (Tuscan Minestrone) - Pollo al Mattone (Chicken Under a Brick) - Bomba di Riso (Rice Bomb) - Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread Soup)

Class Name: Authentic Italian Regional Cuisine - Liguria
Instructor: Mary Bergin
Class Format: Hands On
Price: $69
Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM
Ages 18 and Older
MENU: Focaccia - Minestrone con il Pesto (Minestrone with Pesto) - Pizza alla Riviera di Ponente (Ligurian Pizza ) - Trenette Fresche con Pesto alla Genovese (Fresh Trenette Pasta with Genovese Pesto)


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