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Florentine Steak Recipe – Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Many in the English-speaking world would call this a Porterhouse and wonder what the fuss is about. And they'd be right in most cases; though Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Florentine-Style Steak, is featured prominently on the menus of almost all the restaurants in Florence, finding a good one isn't at all easy. But when you do it's heaven on earth, delightfully rich, flavorful rare meat so tender it can be cut ...

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Tortelli, here in Lucca pronounced "tordelli", are pasta 'pillows' filled with meat, parmigiano cheese, egg and herbs. First of all, we must prepare the mixture for the filling: for this we use slices of roasted beef and pork minced very finely, eggs, bread slices softened in broth and crumbled, cooked chopped swiss chard, grated parmesan and pecorino cheese, nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper. To prepare the p ...

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Torta coi becchi

It is said that a mythical old woman, a fairy or a witch, which one, we are unsure, had the idea to invent a cake without an equal in the world. Therefore the "cake with the beaks" was born. The ingredients for the outside are: 500 gr. of flour, 5 eggs (of which 4 egg yolks and 1 egg white), 100 gr. of butter, a drop of milk, a pinch of salt, 2 shots of liqueur, 250 gr. of sugar, yeast as needed. The ingred ...

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The most common dishes in Lucca

Appetizers Crostini garfagnini (small toasted bread slices with a flavorful red sauce) Fett'unta (toasted bread slice with garlic and extra virgin olive oil) Bruschetta (fett'unta, but with the addition of chopped tomatoes) Pasta fritta (fried dough) Crostini con i fegatelli (crostini with liver spread) Crostini di polenta (fried polenta topped with mshrooms) Crostini salsiccia, stracchino e semi di finocch ...

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