Tuscany is world famous for its food. Good and healthy, describes
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Many small and medium sized Tuscan farmers are committed to organic farming. That is the reason why this territory offers high quality olive oil bio certified and protected by other special certificates.
Other farmers, particularly those in the Tuscan Maremma, grow historic cereals with high nutritional value.
If you are looking for local ingredients you should visit the popular Food Market in San Lorenzo in Florence. The market is divided in two separate markets. There is an indoor market and an outdoor market. The indoor market is called the Mercato Centrale and there you will find everything connected to food. The outdoor market sells leather products, clothing, and souvenirs. And for lunch you enjoy Tuscan street food, Lampredotto.
Let us take a closer look to Tuscan dishes. The Tuscan cuisine is famous for its meat dishes. Wild boar in the center, followed by the Tuscan pig, the cinta senese, and the famous Tuscan beef called Chianina, just to mention a few. One of the famous dishes is Pici al ragù, the famous Tuscan Pasta with meat sauce made of cinta senese or Chianina.
A lot of the authentic recipes derive from ancient time, from the Etruscans. Pappà al Pomodoro is an example for an ancient and very simple Tuscan dish consisting only of tomatoes, bread, and herbs like basil. It is an amazing dish, served as appetizer, first dish or main dish.
Who is focused on a vegetarian or vegan cuisine is home in Tuscany with fresh vegetable, tasty herbs and a lot of creativity!
Who loves fish should travel along the Tuscan cost and taste the famous specialties like Bottarga di Orbetello and Baccalà alla maremmana, deriving from the Tuscan Maremma.