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    Tuscany Region Guide

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    This recipe is for a classic Tuscan biscotti, which is a favorite all over Italy.

    A Culinary Journey in Tuscany
    Tuscan cooking is based upon using the most fresh and simple ingredients of the season including many legumes, cheeses, vegetables and fruits. Typical dishes are based upon what Tuscans find fresh and local at the market that week.

    Herbs & Flowers
    Get a description and use for a variety of herbs and flowers found within the region.

    This gives you a basic idea of the types of dishes you would find in this town.

    The name panforte, "strong bread", is due to its strongly spicy flavor. It is a specialty of Siena, Italy that dates back to the 13th century.

    Traditional Florentine and Tuscan Recipes
    Includes a section on setting the table as well as recipes on sauces, appetizers, first & main courses, fish, vegetables and desserts

    Truffle in Tuscany
    San Miniato holds this honor for harvesting what many consider the food of the Kings. This gives you some nice facts and information on the white truffle, which is found in the hills of this town.

    Tuscan Cuisine and Food
    A typical Tuscan meal usually starts with a great variety of salami and cured meats, like prosciutto, salame, finocchiona, and with the savory crostini croutons with chicken livers. Then follow the pasta dishes (primi), lasagne or pasta; then it’s the turn of fish or meat with side dishes, then fruit, and finally a cake or dessert, usually homemade.

    Find a brief description for eight Tuscan wines as well as a how to on wine tasting.

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