Dishes to taste in Florence
Florence is famous in the world for its medieval history and world-known tourist place. With famous artworks, shopping complexes, world-class museums, varieties of foods and beaches, Florence is the best suited for holiday destinations.
Italian food is famous in the world, but very few know that each region of the country has its own specialty in food. This article is about what food, Florence is famous for. Before we go, for those who dont know, Florence has a history that influences the cuisine of Tuscany. Local ingredients of Florence are mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, oregano, rosemary, truffle, aubergines, mushrooms, basil, and varieties of meat, bread, and cheese.
Here is the list of top 5 food you must try on your trip to Florence.
1.Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
Of Course, we should start with the most famous dish in the city which is Bistecca Alla Fiorentina also called Florentine steak. Weighing one to four kilos of weight, Florentine steak is at-bone cut beef. This smoky flavored dish is cooked on the roasted chestnuts. It is grilled on the outside and bloody inside. Seasoned with a squeeze of lemon, pepper, and salt, The price of the Florentine dish is as per kilos and you must share it with your friends because of its huge weight.
2.Pappardelle al Cinghiale
Pappardelle al Cinghiale is one of the most famous kinds of pasta in Florence. It is flat, long and wide in shape. It is made with a combination of a huge sauce like Ragu. This dish comes with some variations in the sauce. It is made up of wild boar, wild hare, rabbit or goose. The more delicious is wild boar meat which is rich in flavor.
3.Tagliatelle Funghi Porcini e Tartufo
It is the most common dish that you can find anywhere in Florence, whether on the street corner or in the big restaurants. Tagliatelle Funghi Porcini e Tartufo is made with the two local ingredients of Florence- ruffle mushrooms and porcini mushrooms. It is a kind of pasta that is cut, and flattered in different sizes, hence the name contains Tagliatelle which means to cut. It is paired with mushroom sauce and vegetables for texture. The combination of two types of Mushrooms makes it very tasty and yummy. So, have it whenever you are on the trip to Florence
How can we forget to mention the Italian famous meat and cheese platter? It is a must-try dish which you can find anywhere in Florence. You can try it as a snack to have a taste of different meat and cheese or as a light meal in the summer season. The platters have Prosciutto, salami, and a Florentine salami with different types of cheese. The big platters also have pieces of vegetables, slices of bread and honey in addition.
Although the name suggests that it must be a salty bread , it is a sweet Florentine cake. The cake is made a rectangle in shape and is very spongy yellow-colored. Made on the flat layer it has cocoa powder on the top. This dessert is eaten on the carnivals of Florence. This cake is found in every bakery in Florence.