Tortellini and Spinach in Garlic Broth
Don't be tempted to cook the tortellini in the soup; they will soak up too much of that irresistibly garlicky broth. Cook them separately, as the soup simmers, and stir them in at the last moment. More Warming Soup Recipes
• Substitute one quart of shredded escarole for the spinach.
• Use meat- or cheese-filled ravioli instead of the tortellini.
Tocai friulano, one of Italy's hidden treasures, bears no relation to the Tokays of Hungary or Alsace. It has a full body and penetrating citrus and nut flavors that will be superb here.