FOF is a culinary collective and food website based in Florence, Italy. Our premise is to bring together long-time friends and strangers while celebrating the traditions of food and community. Search through our collection of Florentine cuisine recipes to taste true Tuscan flavors.
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Florentine cuisine in short?
The food of Florence attracts people from all over the word for its simplicity and sobriety. Florentine cooking is indeed based on a few essential ingredients. Bread, legumes, extra virgin olive oil, wine and herbs are the key to Florentine cuisine. Because of the prominence of meat dishes such as T-bone steak, arista alla fiorentina, chicken liver crostini and offal panini, the food scene of the Tuscan capital tends to be perceived as meat-focused. Although there is plenty of meat in Florence's gastronomy, traditional dishes are largely vegetarian. Florentine cooking makes large use of vegetables, mostly onions, spinach, pumpkin and tomato. Different versions of farro soups and bread salads are some of the most popular vegetarian options.
Florence's culinary tradition tends to avoid excess and elaborate extravagance, which characterize other Italian regional cuisines. In the Tuscan capital, there's also a rich tradition of country cooking. Peasant dishes such as pappa al pomodoro (bread and tomato soup), panzanella (tomato and bread salad) and fagioli all'uccelletto (cannellini beans in tomato sauce) have now become fashionable and are served in restaurants in elegant, tiny portions with original ingredients. Today, Florentine peasant food often inspires creative innovative dishes. Browse through our blog to find both authentic and modern Florentine dishes and Tuscanize your recipe repertoire!