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Latial Maremma acquacotta


1 bunch of wild chicory
1 bunch of chard
4 potatoes
4 slices of stale home-made bread
500 g tomatoes
season vegetables (beans, peas, asparagus, courgettes, artichokes, etc.)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of mint
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
3 slices of lard
chilli pepper
a bunch of marjoram

Cut the lard. Fry it with garlic, chilli pepper and marjoram. In a large saucepan, fry the thinly sliced onion, garlic and tomatoes. Add some water, then the chard and chicory, potatoes, artichokes and all the vegetables with shorter cooking times. Add the lard and salt. In the meantime, slice the stale bread and place it in large dishes, softening it with some broth. Pour over the acquacotta (broth) and some extra virgin olive oil.