Posts Tagged ‘Tuscan food’

One of the most popular Tuscan desserts is the delicious cantucci biscuit, or to use its Italian name: Cantucci di Prato. They originate from Prato, which is the second largest city in Tuscany, and is home to many culinary specialities. So, what makes these biscuits so special, and more importantly, how do you make them?

The word ‘Chianti’ is synonymous with the excellent, world-famous wine. But it is not only the wine that is instantly recognisable; the Chianti region itself is known for being one of the most beautiful areas in all of Italy. With lush green landscape, rolling hills, hectares of olive groves and vineyards and woodland composed of [...]

The Chianti wine region, located in Tuscany, is one of the most spectacular landscapes in all of Italy. Home to miles upon miles of gentle rolling hills, vast vineyards and historic towns and villages nestled on hilltops, a visit to Chianti is a must. As well as being the birthplace of some of the most [...]

In a city like Florence, which is simply bursting with things to see and do, a nice place to stop for a refreshment is an absolute necessity. And luckily, Florence is full of great cafes and coffee shops! Some cafes in Florencego back a pretty long way, so it’s not only a delicious, frothy cappuccino [...]

Situated in the magnificent Tuscan countryside, lies the small hill top town of Montalcino. Known as a medieval settlement, this town has in fact been inhabited since Etruscan times, and its slopes are covered with olive orchards and productive vines. These vines are accredited with producing one of the most famous Italian wines, namely the [...]

Undoubtedly one of the most famous and delicious dishes from Tuscany is the Florentine steak, or bistecca alla fiorentina. This legendary Florentine steak recipe requires strict preparation to ensure it’s done in the correct Florentine way, and it’s a dish that is definitely not for the vegetarians among you!

Terrific Tiramisu


One of the most popular Italian desserts is the Tiramisu. But a classic tiramisu is not just a yummy, gooey, coffee flavoured end to your meal. With a disputed history and a host of variations on the tiramisu recipe, this Italian dolce is much more than just a delicious dessert.

The name may be difficult for some English speakers to say (the correct way is kee-AHN-tee), but despite any minor errors in the pronunciation of Chianti, everyone is aware of the connection with the fine, red wine. The tradition of cultivating this wine goes back to the Etruscans, who lived in this area of Tuscany [...]

How to make handmade pasta

As one of the main ingredients for the Italian primo piatto or first course, pasta is used frequently in Italian cuisine. Known and eaten all over the world, pasta can be made in different ways, and can be served with a variety of sauces and other ingredients. There are many different types of pasta, and [...]

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