Tuscan bread Toscana Divino

10 Florentine foods that you won’t want to miss

Having grown out of humble origins, Florentine cuisine has always relied on fresh food from the surrounding countryside. Basic and rustic ingredients come together to make simple, tasty recipes. Here is a list of 10 dishes you’ll want to try during your next visit to beautiful Florence, Tuscany. 1. Popular antipasti Florentine meals usually begin with antipasti, which may include …

Pappardelle alla Finocchiona Toscana Divino

All about pappardelle pasta

Pappardelle pasta is an Italian flat pasta cut into a broad ribbon shape. In width, the pasta is between tagliatelle and lasagna. This pasta is traditionally served with very rich, heavy sauces, especially sauces which include game such as wild boar, and it is particularly popular in the winter, when it can make the basis of a hearty, warming meal. …

caviar Toscana Divino

All About Caviar

Caviar was once served as an appetizer in saloons of the Old West. In another time it was considered extremely valuable and only suitable to be served to royalty and the upper class. But what exactly is caviar? Why is it so highly prized and so expensive? Here are the facts on where caviar comes from and what all the …

cocktails Toscana Divino

Top 7 Classic Italian Cocktails

We met with the talented bartender Julian Biondi to get the low-down on classic Italian drinks. He’s one of our favorite bartenders in Florence (and on our very fun Aperitivo Tour in Florence) and we’ve learned a lot from picking Julian’s brain. We asked him to tell us about his favorite Italian Cocktails, and put this list together, complete with …

gnocchi Toscana Divino

Potato Gnocchi and family

I love gnocchi! Because gnocchi in Italy are served in much the same way as pasta and some types are made with dough similar to pasta dough, I have decided to include them and some typical gnocchi recipes on my blog. Also, and perhaps more importantly, I love them and there are some wonderful gnocchi recipes worth sharing! Most types …

Truffle Toscana Divino

Where to find truffles in Italy?

So you’re a foodie planning to eat your way through Italy. I totally get it, it’s some of the best cuisine in the world. Italy is known for its fresh herbs, pasta, cheeses, cured meats, and, of course, its wine, but forget about those. I’m here to talk to you about another edible delight, the one with the unmistakable, rich, …

Risotto cacio e pepe Toscana Divino

History of cacio e pepe

Cacio e pepe recipe is a quick and tasty Roman dish. The origin of this recipe is very ancient. The secret of cacio e pepe is the creamy sauce, obtained combining best quality Pecorino Romano and a few spoons of the water used to cook the spaghetti. The cheese and the starch into the cooking water are the only ingredients …

Italian wines Toscana Divino

Italian Wine Guide

With over 800 wine grape varieties, 20 uniquely designated winegrowing regions, and hundreds of years of winemaking history on the books, Italy’s wine scene is a glorious adventure from grape to glass. Tuscany and Piedmont represent Italy’s hot shots in terms of regional recognition and production, with the collective Tre Venezie (meaning the “three Venices”) of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and …