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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).

 

DOCG WINES IN TUSCANY:
Brunello di Montalcino
Carmignano
Chianti
Chianti Classico
Elba Aleatico Passito or Aleatico Passito dell’Elba
Montecucco Sangiovese
Morellino di Scansano
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Rosso della Val di Cornia
Suvereto

DOC WINES IN TUSCANY:
Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario
Barco Reale di Carmignano
Bianco dell’Empolese
Bianco di Pitigliano
San Torpè
Bolgheri
Candia dei Colli Apuani
Capalbio
Colli dell’Etruria Centrale
Colli di Luni
Colline Lucchesi
Cortona
Elba
Grance Senesi
Maremma Toscana
Montecarlo
Montecucco
Monteregio di Massa Marittima
Montescudaio
Moscadello di Montalcino
Orcia
Parrina
Pomino
Rosso di Montalcino
Rosso di Montepulciano
San Gimignano
Sant’Antimo
Sovana
Terratico di Bibbona
Terre di Casole
Terre di Pisa
Val d’Arbia
Val d’Arno di Sopra
Val di Cornia
Valdichiana Toscana
Valdinievole
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Vin Santo del Chianti
Vin Santo di Montepulciano
Bolgheri Sassicaia
Vin Santo di Carmignano

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN TUSCANY:
Confections:
Goym Sfratto

Fresh and dried fruit:
Carmignano Dried Fig

Cheeses and dairy products:
Maremma Raw Milk Pecorino
Pistoia Mountain Pecorino

Legumes:
Sorana Bean
Lucca Red Bean

Vegetables:
Certaldo Onion

Bread and baked goods:
Roccalbegna Savory Biscuit
Casola Marocca
Garfagnana Potato Bread
Artisanal Pontremoli Testarolo

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Orbetello Bottarga
Tuscan Sea Palamita
Orbetello Lagoon Traditional Fishing

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Zeri Lamb
Maremmana Cattle
Pomarancina Sheep

Meat products:
Garfagnana Biroldo
Mallegato
Prato Mortadella
Bazzone Ham
Casentino Ham
Tarese Valdarno

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN TUSCANY:
Confections:
Bollo

Fresh and dried fruit:
Quercetano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Peccioli Colombana Grapes
Londa Regina Peaches

Cheeses and dairy products:
Abbucciato Aretino
Maremma Raw Milk Pecorino
Sheep Raviggiolo

Legumes:
Zolfino Bean

Vegetables:
Chiana Garlic
Cetica Red Potato

Bread and baked goods:
Roccalbegna Savory Biscuit

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Orbetello Bottarga
Fiche maschie

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Cinta Senese Pig
Garfagnina Sheep
Valdarno Chicken
Calvana Cow
Garfagnina Cow

Meat products:
Florentine Bardiccio
Senese Buristo
Colonnata Lard
Matti
Filattiera Cooked Shoulder

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN TUSCANY:
Cheeses and other animal products:
Lunigiana Honey
Balze Volterrane Pecorino
Roman Pecorino
Tuscan Pecorino

Oils:
Chianti classico
Lucca
Seggiano
Terre di Siena

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Lunigiana Chestnut Flour
Garfagnana Chestnut Flour
Caprese Michelangelo Chestnut

Meats and offal:
Cinta Senese 
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora
Tuscan Ham

Bread and baked goods:
Tuscan Bread

Spices:
San Gimignano Saffron

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication IN TUSCANY:
Oils:
Toscano

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Mount Amiata Chestnut
Sorana Bean
Garfagnana Spelt
Borgotaro Mushroom
Mugello Chestnut

Meats and offal:
Central Italy Lamb
Finocchiona
Colonnata Lard
Mortadella
Prato Mortadella
Central Apennines White Beef
Siena Panforte
Siena Ricciarelli

Confections:
Cantuccini or Cantucci Toscani

 

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