Tuscan recipes

Recipe of Chestnuts Tortelli, typical of the Mugello and Lunigiana valleys

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Tuscan recipes

Last saturday Giorgio and I  prepared a recipe typical of Mugello and, in general, of mountain tuscan areas: Chestnuts Tortelli The recipe for tortelli with chestnut filling is typical of the Mugello and Lunigiana valleys in Tuscany, two mountain areas where chestnuts have been for centuries the staple of the local peasants’ diet. In fact, [...]

The Fiorentina steak

Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Food, Tuscan recipes

Today I will tell you how to prepare the “Fiorentina“, the rinomated typical florentine plate, a thick beef steak with well cooked outside and with blood inside. Of course we talk about beef, possibly Chianina.  The key issue is the cut, the loin should be with fillet and sirloin and with white fat (the t-bone [...]

Frittelle di San Giuseppe

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Food, Tuscan recipes

Giorgio tells me that when he was a child and it was the San Giuseppe period (that is march), he used to go every morning in Piazza del Campo by a wooden hut to buy a carton of frittelle di San Giuseppe. They were served only in march and there was always the queue … [...]

I love ragù alla toscana (tuscan ragù)

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Food, Tuscan recipes

Procedure: In a frying pan, put some extra virgin olive oil. When it is war, add chopped onion (one), carrot (one), celery (one piece). Now add the minced beef (300 gr) and minced pork (300 gr), plus some fresh sausage (2 fresh sausages). When it is well toasted, add half a glass of red wine. [...]

Mmmm… Crostini with Fegatini! (Crostini with paste of Chicken lever)

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Food, Tuscan recipes

This is really typical of Tuscany.. to begin the meal with mixed Crostini some with spleen paste, some others with mushrooms, and some others with lever. Here is my father-in-law recipe (who, in any case, says that he always changes receipe, depending on what he has in the fridge:-)) Ingredients: chicken lever, onion, celery, 1 [...]

Viva la Pappa col Pomodoro!

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Food, italian songs, Tuscan recipes

Before coming to Tuscany, I only new the famous song “Viva la Pappa col Pomodoro” sung by Rita Pavone.. in Piedmont isn’t a tradition. When I discovered it (Giorgio made me taste it), I found it really special.. and asked Giorgio to do it so many times! It is a very simple plate, a traditional [...]

Crostini with Spleen

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Food, Tuscan recipes

Ingredients: a calf spleen, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, bread slices, chili, fresh sausage, 1 carrot, some celer, some parsley, some basil, onion, leek Procedure (This recipe has been given by my father-in-law): The spleen is a slice with a sort of peel from both sides. Remove it and then scrape the flesh with [...]