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Tuscan Food: 5 Must-Try Dishes in Florence

14 Mar 2020

Italian cuisine is pretty much universally considered to be amongst the very best that this homey little planet we call Earth has to offer, and when it comes to all the varied regional cuisines of Italy, in our book (or website as it were) is first amongst equals. But what to begin your feasting with on your trip to Florence? Our resident expat local has put together the following selection of mouthwatering Tuscan delicacies for you to try - buon appetito!

Zabaione

You've gotta try Zabaione © Joaquin Marquez Correa / Flickr.com CC license
This bright yellow fortified custard has long been praised as a restorative by wise Italian physicians. The In Your Pocket team confirms this magical dessert’s healing properties and recommends eating Zabaione day and night when in Florence!

Biscotti

We could eat biscotti all day long, and night for that matter. © Wiki Commons / audinou
Italy's most celebrated rock hard biscuit originates from the nearby town of Prato. You'll definitely want to give these crunchy almond-packed wonders a try when in Florence.

Papardelle

All these need is some wild boar meat © Wiki Commons / Popo le Chien
This fresh-made wide ribbon noodles are just too good to pass up on. They are traditionally served with wild boar or rabbit ragù sauce.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

That's one huge piece of meat © McPig / Flickr.com CC license
The people of Florence love indulging on a massive rib steak known as Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The secret to the flavor is all about honoring the holy trinity of locally-bred Chianina cattle, a charcoal grill, and a pinch of salt!

Ribolita

You won't find a tastier pot of goodness than Tuscan Ribolita  © Wiki Commons / LupoCapra
Nothing is more Tuscan than Ribolita. This most noble of peasant dishes combines bread, beans, kale, and other winter vegetables with a healthy dose of regional pride. The result is the most epic potage you could hope to encounter on a winter’s day.

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