I love it when a recipe transports me to another time or place.
I have never actually been to Tuscany (it’s on my to do list), but I have pulled together some of the flavors and ingredients of what may be one of the most romantic parts of the world.
While I typically prefer curly kale for most of my kale dishes, this one calls for lacinto, or dinosaur kale, which is more typically used in Italy. It’s the super duper dark green one that has flat but crinkly leaves.
The dish gets its flavor from copious amounts of onion and garlic, and has a creaminess thanks to the cannellini beans. Serve it with garlic rubbed toast, which is just about the best thing ever when dunked in a bowl of hot soup that starts to soften it. Mmm.
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