Peposo is the signature stew of Impruneta, a town south of Florence renowned for its terracotta. Indeed, it was made by the tile-workers, who would slip a stew pot into the kiln as it slowly cooled after the firing, and simmer their dinner for hours.
As you might expect, the recipe goes a long way back — the Imprunetani began making terracotta centuries before Brunelleschi came looking for roof tiles for Florence’s Cathedral in the 1400s

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