When traveling, you don’t always just go to see the wonderful sights of the destination, but you should also experience the tasty treats that it provides as well.
In Tuscany, there sure are some wonderful places and views that are a must-see, and their foods are also something that you shouldn’t miss out as well. There may be lots of Italian restaurants from all over the world that gives us a preview of Italy’s famous foods, so there’s no reason for you not to taste them in the place where it all began. So if you’re in Tuscany, feast yourself on these tasty foods that the place has to offer.
Pappa al Pomodoro – Tuscany uses stale bread on their foods a lot and this one is probably the most ingenious form ever. This simple dish is able to turn the most basic ingredients into the most special one you’ll ever taste. It consists of a simple yet filling soup of tomatoes and bread with basil, garlic, and olive oil. This dish is sometimes served thick so you might have to eat it with a fork instead of a spoon. The soup is sometimes paired with involtini di melanzana e mozzarella, thin slices of grilled aubergine that is stuffed with melty mozzarella.
Panzanella – This dish is a bit similar to the Pappa al Pomodoro wherein it also uses stale bread and tomatoes. This tasty salad may contain red onion, basil, and even cucumber. It is seasoned with wine vinegar, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
Ribollita – If you are looking for another thick, comforting soup then this one is a must try. It includes vegetables, beans, stale bread, and finally flavored with olive oil. This dish is usually served during winter.
Pici Cacio e Pepe – The Pici is a thick hand-rolled pasta that is similar to a fat spaghetti and it got its origins from Siena. Cacio e Pepe consists of pepper and cheese and even though that it’s a Roman pasta dish, Tuscany made some twist to it by using their local pasta and pecorino toscano cheese.
Crostini with Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, and Rocket – It you love cheese then don’t skip this meal out from your list. This dish will melt in your mouth because of the buffalo mozzarella that is topped with rocket, tomatoes, and peppery olive oil. It may be simple-looking but it sure is utterly delicious.
Linguine All’arrabiata – It is a classic Italian pasta sauce that is comprised of chili, tomato, and garlic that will surely give you that spicy taste. This is definitely a classic Italian dish since it is comprised of the most basic ingredients that this place has to offer.