WINE & FOOD TOSCANA

Tuscan food is rustic and tasty, despite ingredients are really humble: bread, even stale bread, spelt, legumes and vegetables.

You can start with crostini (toasted bread) covered by cream of chicken liver and spleen, panzanella, and salame, including finocchiona, a fennel-flavored salame.

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The typical first course is soup, like the famous ribollita or bean soup, spelt soup, pici (typical Siena’s pasta), or pappardelle with hare.

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If you like fish, try cacciucco soup, or mullets and the stock-fish stew of Livorno.

The most popular meat dish is the Fiorentine steak, but also guinea-fowl meat, pork and game are common.

Also desserts are really particular and rustic: castagnaccio is a chestnut cake, buccellato is an anise cake and cantucci are delicious biscuits.

But Tuscany is famous all over the world for the excellent quality of wines: from Chianti to Montepulciano, from Brunello to Vernaccia, you can find some of the world most renowned wines. Vin Santo is a sweet and liqueur-like wine, and it is usually paired with cantucci.

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