Fiorentina steak Toscana Divino

What wine to pair with my Tuscan steak?

Some tips on what wine to pair with the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina! Author of a Tuscan Odyssey, Lee Cooper is guest posting for us, giving us some tips on what wine to pair with the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina! “Life is too short to drink bad wine.” A proverb that is also my metaphor for life. My name is …

Fiorentina steak Toscana Divino

The simple, satisfying roasts of Tuscany

Florence’s most iconic dish is, without a doubt, bistecca alla fiorentina: an enormous porterhouse steak, minimally seasoned with salt and pepper, grilled and served bloody rare. It’s a showstopper, for sure. But it’s not for everyone, or for every occasion. Less well-known, but just as worthy, are the simple roasts served in the city’s cozy trattorias, in family-run restaurants in …

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A Culinary Journey in Tuscany

What distinguishes an Italian meal? Although Italy was not united under one law and considered a single country until 1861, its cuisine has long since been an element uniting all of Italy’s regions together by taking pride in its respect for good, fresh, simple ingredients. When we commonly think of Italian food, we think of pasta, olive oil and lots …