Pappa al pomodoro
Place of originItaly
Region or stateTuscany
Main ingredientsTomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, basil
A common method of cooking the dish

Pappa al pomodoro (Italian: [ˈpappa al pomoˈdɔːro], translating to "tomato[1] mush") is a thick Tuscan bread soup typically prepared with fresh tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, basil, and various other fresh ingredients. It is usually made with stale or leftover bread, and can be served hot, room temperature, or chilled.

The dish has ancient origins, although it was largely popularized by the 1911 publication of Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca and by its television version, in which Rita Pavone sang the well-known song "Viva la pappa col pomodoro".[2]

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  1. ^ Frascarelli, Mara (2000). The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Focus and Topic Constructions in Italian. Dordrecht [u.a.]: Kluwer. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7923-6240-1.
  2. ^ Tibaldi, Andrea. "Pappa al pomodoro". (in Italian). Wellness Gourmet. Retrieved November 11, 2014.