Monday, March 11

Foods Not to Miss While in Tuscany

The flavor and taste of well known foods differs from place to place around the world. Every region has its own traditional cuisine with distinct flavors. Depending on your taste buds you may find and remember your favorite foods, delicacies and more every place you travel. Tuscany, a region in Italy, also has a few specialty foods that every traveler should try when they visit Italy. When you’re settled into Tuscany and you are enjoying your Tuscany villa rentals, think about all of your favorite foods and what you may expect to find in Tuscany. If you don’t want to miss some of the best meals, here are some of the popular dishes to try:

Pappa al Pomodoro

This is a creamy soup that is made with tomatoes and day-old Tuscan bread. It also has a good amount of garlic in it along with fresh basil, fennel and onion. The soup is dressed with black peppercorns and extra virgin olive oil. A warm bowl of Pappa al Pomodoro is perfect for a rainy day while you stay inside the Tuscany Villa rentals.


Originated in Tuscany, Finiocchiona is a salami dish. Salami is a delicacy that is used in several Tuscan foods. The main ingredient of this dish is ground pork. It also uses fennel seeds that give it a unique sweet flavor. The ground pork is seasoned with salt and pepper before it is stuffed into casings of salami, becoming one of the many famous cured meats, an Italian culinary tradition.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

This Florence-style Porterhouse Steak is a symbolic Tuscan dish. The beef used for this dish is cut distinctly in this region and for local butchers; it is a matter of pride knowing this skill. The Chianina cattle are a source of this beef, known for its unique flavor and tenderness. Bistecca alla Fiorentina is prepared with rosemary, olive oil and salt. The steak is then grilled over a wood fire. People from all over Italy come to Tuscany to enjoy this delicacy.

Tagliatelle alla Boscaiola

Pastas are a signature dish of the Tuscans. The Tagliatelle alla Boscaiola is also a kind of pasta with a unique woodsy flavor. It is made with garlic, olive oil, pasta and hot pepper. The key ingredient in this dish that gives it a woodsy flavor is the mushroom. The dish is prepared differently in many regions of Italy using ingredients like tomato sauce or heavy cream.


This is kind of a bread salad. It is made with red onions, red tomatoes, basil, olive oil and vinegar. The salad is not only a good use for stale bread, but it also encourages the intake of a variety of vegetables making it a healthy meal.

These dishes are a must try when you visit Tuscany.

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