make soup stew ahead, then heat to poach eggs. Use Country rye bread toasted (Odesssa rye or new york rye). Cook in Dutch oven (cast iron or steel).

INGREDIENTS: 4 medium onions thinly sliced, 1 stalk celery finely chopped, ½ C white wine, 28 ounce can whole tomatoes, 1 fresh red chili finely choppedor dried chili flakes (optional), 2 C broth, 4 eggs, 4 toasted slices country bread, ½ C parmesan or pecorino.chopped parsley .


  • Heat oil in Dutch oven, add thinly sliced onions & celery. cook until tender ~ 15 min.
  • Increase heat to medium, ad ½ C white wine, simmer ~ 4 min. Add canned tomatoes and juice – use hands or spoon to crush whole tomatoes, add chilis, 2 C broth . Simmer uncovered 45 min to reduce.
  • Crack eggs gently one at a time to poach until whites cooked but yolk runny. 3-6 min.
  • Place toasted slice of bread in each bowl, spoon poached egg on top, add soup.  Sprinkle with grated cheese and parsley.