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Cream of Zucchini Soup

A universal, nutritive and balanced dish.


  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Milk

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.

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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.

Viena’s reinterpretation

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.