Category Archives: Typical Tuscan Products

The Brigidini – the history of a wafer born by error

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The symbol of Lamporecchio, a small municipality of the Pistoiese Montalbano, is a small, sweet, crunchy wafer with a unique and unmistakable flavour: the Brigidino. There are only a few people who haven’t heard of them as they are generally … Continue reading

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Florence – Artisans – Ditta Carlo Cecchi di Ricchi Giuliano

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One must know the firm Ditta Carlo Cecchi, must know that the shop is out there, in Piazza S. Spirito in Florence, behind a door that looks like the others, with no indication that draws attention. Giuliano Ricchi gladly opens … Continue reading

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I confetti di Pistoia – Pistoia comfits

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“Birignoccoluti”, (ragged shaped) in Pistoia dialect, otherwise known as comfits, are famous in this region. The white sweets come in many sizes – 5g, 10g, 20g, even enormous 100g and 150g specimens – and their round, irregular, lumpy shape is … Continue reading

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Lardo di Colonnata – Lard of Colonnata

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Colonnata is a small village at the feet of the Apuan Alps, in the province of Massa Carrara, known for its marble caves and the production of a characteristic cured meat once used as the traditional bread and butter of … Continue reading

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