8 Traditional Tuscan Foods You Just Have To Order

Bistecca alla Fiorentina: This iconic Tuscan steak is a thick-cut, bone-in ribeye, seasoned simply with salt and grilled over an open flame to perfection. It's typically served rare or medium-rare and is a must-try for meat lovers.

Ribollita: A hearty Tuscan soup made with cannellini beans, vegetables (such as kale, cabbage, carrots, and onions), tomatoes, and day-old bread. It's simmered until thick and served with a drizzle of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Pappa al Pomodoro: Another comforting Tuscan soup, pappa al pomodoro, is a rustic dish made with stale bread, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil.

Crostini di Fegato: These Tuscan chicken liver crostini are a delicious appetizer featuring thinly sliced, toasted bread topped with a spread of chicken liver pâté flavored with garlic, sage, and sometimes anchovies.

Pici all'Aglione: Pici is a thick, hand-rolled pasta that originates from Tuscany. Pici all'aglione is a classic dish featuring pici pasta tossed in a tomato and garlic sauce infused with spicy chili peppers.

Panzanella: A refreshing Tuscan salad made with chunks of stale bread, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, basil, and olive oil. It's a perfect dish for summer, allowing you to savor the flavors of ripe tomatoes and fragrant basil.

Cacciucco: A traditional Tuscan fish stew originating from the coastal city of Livorno. Cacciucco features a variety of seafood such as fish, shellfish, and squid, cooked in a tomato-based broth flavored with garlic, chili peppers, and wine.

Cantucci e Vin Santo: Cantucci are almond biscuits that are twice-baked until crunchy, perfect for dipping into Vin Santo, a sweet dessert wine.


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