Regional Italian Home Cooking:
is central to the cuisine in Tuscany. Legumes, bread, cheese, crisp
vegetables, mushrooms and fresh seasonal fruit are used. Olive oil is made
from the Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio, and Pendolino olives.
White truffles from San Miniato are a specialty that
appear in October and November. Beef of the highest quality come from the
Chiana Valley, specifically a breed known as Maremma used for the famed
t-bone steaks known as Florentine steak.
Pork-based products, such as Prosciutto Toscano are
List of dishes unique to Tuscany