Umbrian Potato SoupBy Alyssa SaltzmanA great warm vegetable soup for a cold winters day. Ribollita (Tuscan Cabbage and Bean Soup)By Alyssa SaltzmanRibollita is a Tuscan poor mans soup made throughout the countryside in winters with whatever is leftover in the fridge.Mussel SoupBy Alyssa SaltzmanMussels are very widely used in Italy, this soup is perfect as an appetizer or on a cold dayEgg Leek SoupBy Alyssa Saltzman"When we were children, we used to visit the farmers that managed our land. The wife, Anna, was a wonderful cook and always prepared special dishes for us. This particular one is one of my fondest memories of winter meals on the farm. Now is it one of those things I make when I really want something quick, warm and light."