Many traditional italian recipe are actually smart way to recycle leftovers.
La ribollita is a typical Tuscan soup made with cannellini, cabbage, carrots, cavolo nero (‘black cabbage’), beet, onion, and bread.
Ribollita literally ‘re-boiled’, a poor dish, probably created by an unknown farmer’s wife who just combined leftfovers and a couple of inexpensive ingredients.
Today you can enjoy a delicious bowl of this traditional potage in Firenze. For a lot of money…
(See also “I miss Italian food leftovers recycle – 1” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/89-i-miss-italian-food-leftovers-recycle/ )