We meet at one of the squares in Florence: a six-person family from the US, me and a smiling guide.
We will take a three hours’ culinary walk to bars and restaurants during which we will be testing delicacies of Florentine cuisine and listening about its relation with local history and culture. Florence Food Tour. Yum!
I’ve become a fan of Food Tours
They provide the opportunity to see the city and taste local cuisine without blindly seeking the best titbits.
When I received an e-mail with an invitation for a food tour in Florence, a part of me fascinated by the culinary culture of many countries, cried out “yeees!”
Those were very well spent three hours. The company of the Americans discovering European tastes with curiosity and often with surprise added spice to the whole event.
“Wow, what a small coffee and it has no whipping cream and syrup!” – cute.
Here are a few things that I tasted during the Florence Food Tour
A cup of Italian espresso – it’s very important ritual of the day.
Sandwiches with truffles in one of the oldest shop in Florence where… you can buy wine and truffles .
This is oven in one of the oldest bakery in Florence where cakes were baked.
Prosecco time! And right on the table entering sandwiches with sun-dried tomato paste, the paste with mushrooms and liver.
Here’s what’s remain of the sandwiches described above.
Schiacciata Florentina is a typical Florentine flatbread.
Schiacciata Florentina with olives.
Tasting different kinds of olive oils.
High quality balsamic vinegars . One version was tasted with strawberries , and the second one with cheese .
Wine tasting is a very important part of Florence Food Tour.
So, so delish! The soup made on bread (without salt), tomatoes and olive oil. It’s called pappa al pomodoro.
Lampredotto (this wavy one) is the fourth stomach of the cow, so typical of Florence. I know, it looks strange and horrible but tastes… really nice, really.
This is the lampredotto made by Luigi – my host in Florence.
Lampredotto with vegetables. I don’t like eating meat but lampredotto is really good, flavour and tender.
Dunking cantucci (dry biscuits with almonds) into vin santo (very sweet wine) is one of the most famous and delicious desserts from Tuscany.
Gelato – it means ice cream in Italian.
And what’s important to remember: The real Italian gelateria has own kitchen where ice creams are made. If there’s no kitchen, ice creams are not real there.
So if you want to taste this while being in Florence, book here at: Florence Food Tour.
And while writing this, I got a craving for eating cantucci, i.e. biscuits with almonds and pappa al pomodoro soup…. mmm.
And tender lampredotto as well! aaa.
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