Tuscany – Food
Tuscan cuisine is one of the most appreciated and tasty in Italy, but it is essentially a poor cuisine, of peasant origin, characterized by its authentic, genuine ingredients and simple recipes.
The most common dishes are: pappa al pomodoro (stale bread, tomatoes, spices and flavors); ribollita (soup of stale bread and vegetables, including black cabbage and beans); spelt soup; the Livorno caciucco (soup made with different types of fish, served with red wine); finocchiona (pork sausage flavored with fennel and red wine); croutons, topped with a mixture of chicken livers and spleen. Last but not least, a favourite of Tuscan cuisine: Bistecca alla Fiorentina (beefsteak Florentine style), a giant t-bone steak sourced either from Chianina or Maremmana breeds of cattle.
The desserts: castagnaccio (a cake made with chestnut flour), Siena’s panforte and panpepato (cakes made from candied fruits and peppery spices), cantucci (tough biscuits usually served with vin santo).
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