Authentic Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup Recipe

"Pappa al pomodoro" is a traditional Tuscan dish that uses stale bread soaked in broth and tomato to create a custard-like soup. This recipe focuses on the freshness and quality of ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, white wine, crusty bread, chicken broth, San Marzano tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. The dish can be made with various bread options, and it can also be vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable stock and omitting cheese. Meat can be added for protein, and the soup can be served as a meal or as a side dish. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and reused as a pasta sauce.