Origin and history of the recipe
The zucchini is a summer squash that can reach a metre in length but is usually harvested immature measuring some 15-25 cm. Though the winter squash or pumpkin originates in North America, the summer squash variety known as zucchini was developed in northern Italy. Its origin dates back to the mid-19th century, long after the first pumpkins were introduced into Italy, in the 16th century.
Summer squash is known as zucchina in Italy, while the Germans call it zucchini and the French and English refer to it as courgette.
A light dish and at the same time highly nutritive.
For the Italians, cream of zucchini soup, which they call crema di zucchine, is usually eaten as a starter which they can prepare in many different ways – combined with leek, Roquefort cheese or other vegetables. It is, without doubt, a light but at the same time highly nutritive dish.
Prepared in the traditional fashion from our own recipe, which includes zucchini, onion and milk. This is a universal recipe, nutritive and balanced with a mild flavour and pleasant texture; a light, hot starter, comfort food on the coldest of days.
It’s also a perfect complement to some of our other dishes, such as coca bread, baguettes, classics or salads.