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Bistecca alla fiorentina: secrets of the best fiorentina steak

Food in Tuscany

Food in Tuscany is so good, it’s one of the main reasons to visit this Italian region! Tuscany is renowned for its gastronomic heritage, both due to the excellence of the raw materials and for the way that these are prepared. Here at Dievole, we’re proudly Tuscan. The Novecento restaurant at our wine resort serves classic dishes of Tuscan cuisine with local ingredients. On our blog, we like to share recipes from the Tuscan tradition, so you’ll read about how to make your own delicious pappa al pomodoro, ribollita, wild boar sauce, fresh pasta, or typical Tuscan Christmas sweets at home. You’ll also discover fun facts and stories about food in Tuscany.

Food in Tuscany
Bistecca alla fiorentina: secrets of the best fiorentina steak

Bistecca alla fiorentina: secrets of the best fiorentina steak

Italians have such great food at home, they rarely go out to eat, but when they do, usually it is for food that is better cooked out. Two examples are pizza in a wood burning oven and the bistecca fiorentina (steak) cooked over coals. Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a tasty Tuscan cut of beef. You likely …Read More
November 14, 2014
Food in Tuscany
Tuscan herb salt recipe: the Tuscany kitchen trinity

Tuscan herb salt recipe: the Tuscany kitchen trinity

Often in cooking in Italy, you find simple ingredients make the dish. Simple combinations of herbs, as well as garlic and onion, can make whole dishes – or at least a reasonable base for them. Three is a perfect number and often three ingredients make the base of a dish. For a ragu, or sugo …Read More
October 1, 2014
Food in Tuscany
How to: set up a Tuscan pantry

How to: set up a Tuscan pantry

Each region in Italy has it’s own special pantry of ingredients which are necessary to recreate the dishes. Tuscany’s cuisine is a simple pantry; a few basic ingredients are all you need to start. Here is everything you need to set up a Tuscan pantry in your home. 1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil There has …Read More
September 17, 2014
Food in Tuscany
Favourite Tuscan summer recipes

Favourite Tuscan summer recipes

Italy is a foodie paradise during any time of the year, from the rich ragus creates with wild boar and preserved vegetables in the winter to a light summer dish of sautéed vegetables and a glass of refreshing white or rose wine.  Summer means so many things to those who live and breathe Tuscany: staying …Read More
August 11, 2014
Food in Tuscany
Recipe: Summer Pomarola (Italian tomato sauce)

Recipe: Summer Pomarola (Italian tomato sauce)

There are several traditional tools for the kitchen I would not be without. One is the mezzaluna, which I use to chop my herbs for the Tuscan herb blend I make often. The other is a passatutto, or food mill. The main reason I bought my food mill was to make pomorola, the Italian tomato …Read More
July 26, 2014