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Lucca noble bread

La Toscana: English, Lucca, Made in Tuscany, Newsletter archive, Tuscan cooking

Whoever comes to Lucca and doesn’t eat buccellato can’t say that has been there! (anonymous Lucca saying) Along our journey throughout Tuscan flavours, we talked about wine, chestnuts, olive oil, fine and internationally renowned meat, but… do you know what Buccellato is? I have to admit that I’ve one up on you because my roots [...]

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Lombata di vitella con polenta

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 6 people 1 beef joint Thin slices of dry meat Salty Pancetta A handful of Sage leaves Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Dry the meat well, and spread on the table, the dry slices of meat. How much you will need will depend on how much you wish to wrap around [...]

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Pork and cauliflower ravioli

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

This recipe comes from a restaurant in the old slaughter houses, in the more innovative premises in Pisa. Opened in the 1981, five years after the Michelin guide rated it with just one star. The recipes are traditional, refined and make the best of the ingredients available at the market – which is something we [...]


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Pappa al Pomodoro

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Edo Benni, the chef of the Antico Fattore, creates an unforgettable pappa al pomodoro, using the following recipe. Ingredients for 6 people Half a litre of Olive Oil 2 cloves of garlic Basil 1 Ginger 1 small Onion 1 small Leek 1 tin of peeled tomatoes 300g of Tuscan bread Water or Broth Salt and [...]


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Pappa col Merlo

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 6 people 6 blackbirds 6 tablespoons of olive oil 6 tomatoes 300g of rough Tuscan bread 50g of milk cheese Salt and Pepper There was a time when it was felt important to make sure the sick people and the children were well nourished. They considered only one dish to do this. Today, [...]


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Pappa di Zucchini

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 4 people 500g of courgettes with flowers 2 Onions 4 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 3/4 of vegetable stock Salt and Pepper Cut up the courgette and put salt on it so that it retains its full green colour, put them in the pan with the chopped up onion and add a little pepper. [...]


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Sauced potatoes casserole

La Toscana: English, Livorno, Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 4 people 1 kg of potatoes 3 cloves of garlic Sage 1 tablespoon of conserve Olive oil Salt and pepper Between the plates in Livorno it is said that soup is the food of heros. Take a pan and put oil, sage, garlic and add a spoon full of tomato puree into it [...]


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Pennette alla Boscaiola

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

This dish takes an hour to prepare. Get a frying pan. Add celery, carrot, onion, mushroom and tomatos to it. Add oil. Keep it on a low heat and cook it slowly. At the last moment, add some cream. All the restaurants and traditional eating places use cream to bind the ingredients together and to [...]


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Peppered Spaghetti

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Pepper and its sauce have been made particluarly popular in the Lucca area. Ingredients for 4 people 400g of spaghetti 50g of pine nuts 2 tomatoes 2 cups of basil leaves 1 cup of olive oil 1 chilli Salt and Pepper In a blender put the basil, pine nuts, tomatoes (without the seeds), olive oil [...]


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Polenta with herring and milk

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 10 people 1 kg of Flour 200g of thinly sliced bacon 4 Herrings 300g of dry, grated milk cheese Olive oil Vinegar Salt Donatello Cinelli who owns a small farm in Barbi says : “During the harvest of olives, from november to january, polenta would be served in the morning with these condiments. [...]


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Pork cooked in foil

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Here is a dish which when it reaches the table it becomes the centre of attention! Arnaldo Nardini cut a big pork steak, or a chop and put it into a pan with olive oil, a clove of garlic and olives, the green olives are good but the black ones are better. Once it is [...]


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Rigatoni strascicati

La Toscana: Tuscan Recipes

Ingredients for 6 people 500g of Rigatoni 2 Sticks of celery 2 Onions 1 Carrot 4 Cloves of garlic One sprig of rosemary Sage 1 Chilli Tomato puree Half of a litre of Olive oil Parsley Basil Salt and pepper Chop up all the herbs and put everything in a pan with oil. Add the [...]


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