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Incredible Italian Soup | Zuppa Toscana | Jamie Oliver | #MyFoodMemories | AD

September 2, 2019

Hi guys I hope you’re well. Okay so me and the Hotpoint guys have reached out to you and we’ve asked for your amazing food memories. If you haven’t seen what I’m talking about click the link and you could be one of the people that wins a whole load of amazing Hotpoint equipment. We’ve had so many recipes sent in, amazing ones and there was one that stood out. It was from a lady called Rae. It’s a romantic story, in Italy in Pisa. It was just before she decided to get married to her partner and it was a soup, Zuppa Toscana a Tuscan bread soup. It’s so so good it’s the ultimate comfort
food and I’m gonna share it with you now. So right this is a really important dish for you isn’t it? Yeah it really is. Twelve years ago we went for a dinner in this quite, I’m assuming cafe. We ordered this soup it looked pretty tame. We got it. Oh my god it blew us away it was just so beautiful. It’s not the prettiest soup, it’s actually to be honest it’s quite ugly. It was just so fantastic and just so unexpected. and he wasn’t your husband at the time right? and that’s the holiday that we decided to get married and my husband’s been trying to get me to make it ever since and I can’t do it. We’ve been together 20 years this year. I couldn’t think of a nicer anniversary present to give him. I am really confident that I can get you to nail it. Fantastic. As of today. We found the actual cafe which you had this in. Fantastic. We’ve spoken to them they called this soup Zuppa Toscana on the menu. That’s right. That was for the tourists actually it’s called Ribollita which means reboiled. Not quite as sexy. Not really. So I’m gonna be using a lovely Hotpoint hob here. Beautiful. Get yourself a nice big pan and put it on a medium heat. Some olive oil just a couple of tablespoons, smoked pancetta or you could use smoked bacon, chili and we’ve got some fennel seeds which are amazing and now we’re gonna start adding the carrots. That’s a big one. It certainly is. So we’re gonna go in with a celery. What’s your onion chopping skills like? Pretty poor like the rest of my chopping skills. Okay well I’ll continue chopping then. Thank you darling, much appreciated. So if you stir that in. Of course. Everything we’ve done so far do you think you can achieve? Yeah! Okay, cook this down that would be amazing. Now have you seen Fifty Shades of Grey? No. Okay so we’re gonna do a little lesson in tying things up. Take some rosemary and you say listen come here. I’m tying you up. Yes! Throw that in the story. Boom. We’re gonna go in with nice plum tomatoes, now crush these in your hands. Now we’ve got some lovely cannellini beans, jarred beans. Why? It’s just like next-level. Okay, what next? Cavolo nero! My favourite. Black cabbage. Love it. Do you want to have a little go on this? Yeah why not? Just have some fun with it. Water, about 2 liters just under. So in with the cavolo nero. I’ve turned the hob up on my lovely Hotpoint hob. We’re gonna bring it to the boil and just simmer it for about 30 minutes. This is amazing sourdough bread and they would have used stale bread. Right. So we’ll just rip this up. It’s delicious that bread, so good. I’m gonna take the rosemary out now, add the bread into the soup. As I stir this do you notice it’s starting to break down? Yeah and it’s kind of thickening and it’s going creamy, and I’d leave that now for about ten minutes. If you do this now and then leave it tomorrow it really is even better. Do you want to see how different it looks after a bit of time? Course I do. Because I’ve had some hidden away in my Hotpoint oven. It just kind of gets, dare I say it, even more ugly. Yeah. But the creaminess is amplified. Now this is the time to correct the seasoning of salt and pepper. Right. Turn the heat off now and get extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil and that’s about eight tablespoons. Wow! Oil is an ingredient. Yes yes yes yes! We have a
little taste. Wow. That is unbelievable. Right I’m being an idiot but it makes me want to cry. Really? It reminds me so much of it. Bless you. I’m being an idiot. No don’t cry. I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to recreate this for Phil and that just tastes so beautiful and really reminds me of that. That’s the thing with food memories, they can unlock little feelings little emotions. That’s the real deal my friend. Wow look at it. Jamie that’s better, that’s better. Now you can make this for your main man. What an anniversary present. So I’ve got one more bit of love to give you. Me and my friends at Hotpoint are gonna give you brand-new oven What? and a brand new hob. Oh my god! and they’re gonna send it to your house and they’re gonna fit it and then you can make it in the exact same environment. So pleasure. Jamie thank you so much, thank you Hotpoint, that’s fantastic. So guys if you want to win a whole load of Hotpoint kit just like Rae then come on hit the link, head over to the
competition on the hub. Get involved you’re gonna love it!


  • Reply My_Vizsla September 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful story and so nice of them to give her such gifts.

  • Reply Avinash Garlapati September 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Why 50 shades of grey came up

  • Reply Linda Rose Smith September 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm


  • Reply Razor Wing September 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm


  • Reply Wtf Animations September 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Jamie Getting kinky with food lol…..

  • Reply Andrei Cirstea September 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm


  • Reply DespicableOne September 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Oh Hot Point!

  • Reply Hind Badawi September 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I have a lot of memory food in my childhood every year in my country Egypt celebrate the Birthday of Prophet Mohammed day called"Elmoled Elnabawi"
    with a wonderful candy "semsemyia"humsyia a lot of delicious candy but my memory food about two of them" Tehini candy or sweet Tehini and Ravani"😙😋😙 those had a lovely and warm amazing good smells they mad my happy🌞 but those kind of candy unfortunately now disappeared😢

  • Reply Shion B September 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Chris The Butcher and Friends September 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I have a #foodmemory every sunday morning when I've been that pissed i cant remember what i had the night before

  • Reply PsychoAxeMan September 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    That looks so darn good .

  • Reply Todd Jenest September 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Can you please make a video of do-it-yourself gyros for a home rotisserie?

  • Reply lalos September 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    she is so ugly and annoing

  • Reply Stiv Kal September 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Popara sa slaninicom i pasuljem

  • Reply Marie Anne September 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Where can I find the recipe for this?

  • Reply La Mheo September 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I'm from Tuscany (father&his family from the Pisan region, mother&her family from Maremma), I do live in Pisa and I can tell you that is not exactly the real ribollita, which usually takes way longer to be done.. Anyway it looks good 😉

  • Reply Brian Kim September 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Have you seen 50 Shades of Grey LOL

  • Reply Candy Cheung September 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm


  • Reply Keith Doran September 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Thats a big one!
    Yes it is… heheheh

  • Reply Keith Doran September 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Have you seen 50 shades of grey?

  • Reply Jeff Ward September 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Jamie, you are fantastic! You could have a phone book ad in your vids, no matter, you are fantastic. I own T-Fal & Hotpoint, I wish I had your skills.

  • Reply BrickFilmsCinema September 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Jamie, it would be awesome to see a video about your opinions on induction/gas/electric cooktops.

  • Reply Craig Greenfield September 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    For some reason, I feel like I need a new appliance made by "Hotpoint"?? What's the crack?

  • Reply snakeyesz September 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Jamie or the best that was a great thing to do

  • Reply Marlene Dietrich September 24, 2017 at 5:56 pm


  • Reply DSLRVIDEOS September 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Сабачья блевота какая-то…

  • Reply V September 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    You can replace the bacon with sundried tomatoes to make it vegan 🙂

  • Reply Doris Banana September 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    no pancetta!

  • Reply Jake September 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Cute. 👍

  • Reply Philippe Heritier September 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    The kind of AD I like to watch. ^^

  • Reply J H September 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    She’s Hot…..


  • Reply Donna Gambino September 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Is the recipe somewhere with measurements to print it out?

  • Reply James N September 24, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    So many recipes seem so similar…'s always oil, onion, celery, carrot, then it's one of a handful of things. There are probably like 20 ingredients used to make like 90% of soups and similar slow cooked dishes. I guess a lot of cooking comes from France and Italy, so it makes sense.

    In my very little experience, it's all about the freshness of ingredients, so a soup in Italy is probably only going to taste that good in Italy. Once you start going with cheap oil, canned beans, canned tomatoes, and dried herbs, something is likely lost. I tried making Italian food once I got back from Italy, but it wasn't the same.

  • Reply Marisol Gasco September 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    That is fantástic!!! Yumi yumi😋😋😋

  • Reply Marcus Richardson September 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Can't help thinking her husband wasn't dreaming of soup for his anniversary

  • Reply Oliwier Pomes September 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You are the best! Jamie Oliver!

  • Reply Beatrice Miloiu September 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    O M G…I screamed…it's fucking vegan…imma try this in no time

  • Reply Ruth R. September 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Jamie you’re an awesome man ❤️Long time fan!!!

  • Reply Simo Harjane September 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Was so tearful ! Almost cried when she started sobbing over soup . Felt so gay

  • Reply The TimeWarp Cyclist September 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Selling out dropping the HotPoint every two minutes, as if he's not rich enough!

  • Reply The Bridal Lounge September 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Wow great video, so nice to see something so heartfelt and genuine! Rae when are we coming for dinner? Xx

  • Reply Christopher Loving September 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    i love soup in Tuscany. This brings back memories for me as well. and peggy and i love your cooking. This video was also moving for us … so glad we could watch and feel emotional, too. Thanks so much for what you do and how you do it! chris.

  • Reply Enrico September 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    o che pane t ha messo jamie,ci vuole í pane senza sale pe fá la ribollita..pisano te che t hai scritto i messaggio sai na sega te,vai a fare í cacciucco con i tuoi amici livornesi vaia vaia

  • Reply Verano Dulce September 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm


  • Reply Terry Dolan September 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    20 years? She looks so young.

  • Reply freebrook September 24, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    do you have the recipe written down anywhere?

  • Reply yosoyalbertico September 25, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I want a hotpoint too. Come on!! I saw all your videos 3 times

  • Reply Adele Grossi September 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Aww how lovely……. food is such an emotional experience 😊

  • Reply Shirley Castle September 25, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations Ray, enjoy your new HotPoint goodies and cook that man of yours that delicious soup. Nice gifts! You should see the shit I have 2 cook on its so old if the element in the oven goes I can't replace them. Lol

  • Reply Valerio Bettini September 25, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Greetings from Pisa !!!! 😀

  • Reply Alexis Nicolas September 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Well, that was too much guys…product placement, emotions, etc. Just a bit too much, stay true ;D

  • Reply STEAMING RICE September 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful story congratulations on twenty years of marriage, it great that Jamie could make your dream come true

  • Reply Veronica September 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    What type of bread is that? Jamie talks so fast…

  • Reply paulson thomas September 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    This was amazing 😍

  • Reply Kate September 25, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Really wanted to see the husband try it.

  • Reply korencek September 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    she's wearing a fkcn 12k€ rolex and she's so happy about new oven? obviously she has to be…

  • Reply Vicky Grainger September 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Love love love the story behind this video hope the hubby enjoys it. Really lovely girl.

  • Reply MonkGoneGamer September 26, 2017 at 12:46 am

    And they have a sad story to get along with your soup hahahaha

  • Reply MonkGoneGamer September 26, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Garbage overated Italian cuisine

  • Reply MonkGoneGamer September 26, 2017 at 12:49 am

    The most overrated food in history garbage ass italian food

  • Reply Sarah Kimpton September 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Awww. Definitely going to give this recipe a try ❤

  • Reply Allen Majorovic September 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Is there an ingredient list anywhere?

  • Reply Jarmen September 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    you forgot to mention the red flavor in the dish

  • Reply Julie Savage September 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Rae and Jamie this was beautiful too watch, made me feel so emotional. A beautiful story for a beautiful family !!!

  • Reply Soft devil drop September 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Great recipe for a great story. Am definitely going to try this at home. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Hermihead BarbiQ September 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    What kind of pot is that?

  • Reply Hermihead BarbiQ September 29, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Which pan is that? Can anybody help me?I need to buy a pan anyway. That pan is nice, but which brand is that?

  • Reply Olivia Sutcliffe September 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    What a lovely video! Hope the couple enjoyed the dish! What a lovely lady to do that for her husband!

  • Reply thedr00 September 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Lovely video. Thanks for sharing. Anyone know what pan Jamie used? I need that in my life!

  • Reply Ale October 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm


  • Reply Anas Altayeb October 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    hello jamie i am realy like u and i see every video you upload i am from yemen and i know every dish on arab food because i love cocking

  • Reply Francisco Vazquez Avila October 1, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    ad done right

  • Reply Rae carr October 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    The pan is from Jamie's Tefal range and it's the induction stewpot

  • Reply rita ilyasov October 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    is there a link to a written recipe for this wonderful soup!

  • Reply Cat Diva October 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Love this! I actually started crying when Rae did! Fantastic 💗

  • Reply MrDarkTides October 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    The advertising didn't spoil the demonstration at all and the recipe was totally authentic. Great tutorial, recipe and video.

  • Reply Gary Clinton October 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I might be wrong, but was that a Hotpoint hob?

  • Reply Denise Tann November 2, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Don't forget the Grana Padana on top!

  • Reply Cerys Child November 27, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Made my heart warm ☺️☺️

  • Reply Pierluigi Ciappi November 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Ribollita is another thing.. non THAT thing that you cooked… I suppose it's delicious as well but it's not Ribollita

  • Reply Johnathan French December 13, 2017 at 2:17 am

  • Reply Christine Madrazo January 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm


  • Reply Josh Garnett April 25, 2018 at 6:34 am

    what is up with the flat colour grading?

  • Reply Leonardo Rodríguez Mendieta May 20, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Jamie, you're amazing.

  • Reply cindellednic June 13, 2018 at 7:21 am

    R.I.P that white shirt

  • Reply LandRights4GayWhales June 19, 2018 at 8:18 am

    who was this sponsored by?

  • Reply Mugeun Kang July 7, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    For me this soup looks like rotten cat food….

  • Reply Pa L. September 10, 2018 at 12:52 am

    I just want to know where she got that shirt from.

  • Reply いい なない がい がい がなたいい がかわいい November 10, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    alter nervt die alte

  • Reply Food Videos only November 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    is it me only hearing this but at 2:12 there is quack sound

  • Reply dannywardell06 December 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Absolutely gutted can't enter the compition for some reason, but this soup looks amazing

  • Reply Peter2017 January 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Jamie before you say things check out the meaning, minestone soup is a beef stock soup with beans and pasta you nearly got it right but otherwise great stuff

  • Reply Samsunk Androit January 6, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Quit adorable!

  • Reply Roderick smeijer January 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm


  • Reply Canucks92 February 9, 2019 at 5:09 am

    so at 3:54 it's not unbelievable it's ummbelievable hahahahahahaha

  • Reply korange69 February 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    She looks like somebody who could be the life of the party. Bill… Make this for her. If she cried with Jamie making it… the points you'd score…

  • Reply assertyourself April 20, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Everybody loves Jamie !

  • Reply Daniel Melo May 19, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Recipe starts at 1:40

  • Reply Tyran Vz June 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    1:40 – starts cooking

  • Reply Charlie Cho July 8, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    that was ONBELIEVOBLE

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