Typical dishes in Tuscany

Your holidays have never been so “delicious”!

It’s really difficult to visit Tuscany and to remain indifferent in front of its magic.
There are so many monuments, museums, churches, traditions, beautiful sceneries… not to mention nature and the sea!
But also culinary delicacies can give visitors (especially the greediest) a gratifying sense of satisfaction, just like all the others attractions!

All of you must have heard about the Florentine-style steak?
It seems that its history is linked to the celebration of St. Lawrence, when the streets of Florence were full of crackling bonfires, over which the meat was roasted and then distributed among the citizens.
At the time of the Medici family, when Florence was a melting pot, some English knights who happened to be in Florence during the celebration of St. Lawrence used the word “beef steak” with reference to the delicious meat they were offered. This term was then adapted to the Italian language, giving birth to the word “bistecca”.

As regards the first courses, we can mention “pici”, a kind of traditional pasta that is similar to spaghetti, but slightly thicker.
The recipe is very simple and includes water, flour and eggs.
The dough is divided into smaller pieces that are rolled out through back-and-forth movements made with the hands and the fingers until they assume their characteristic elongated shape.
In order to make the recipe even more traditional and genuine, the dish should be served with the mushrooms picked from the Tuscan Maremma region!

If you prefer, you can also taste “tortelli maremmani”. They are a kind of ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach and served with wild boar ragu.

If you want to enjoy a more rural experience instead, you can try the typical “ribollita”. It is a soup made with vegetables and stale bread that was consumed by peasant families in ancient times. The soup was purposely prepared in large amounts sufficient to be eaten in the following days, when it was reheated and so “boiled again” (which is the meaning of “ribollita”). The main ingredients are no doubt black kale and beans.

It’s no use saying that Tuscany offers also a wide range of dishes prepared with the fish fished from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

You just have to book your holidays in Tuscany at Golfo del Sole and taste all these delicious recipes in our restaurant.
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