Pasta, Pizza, is that all there is in Florence,Italy? Try this but try not to make a meal of these…PASTRIES! One of my favorite places is Gillies, where they make an art of it, along with the service….
Too bad this post doesn’t have a lick and taste me app for this image.
Stuck for lunch? Starving artist? Hungry student ( and not just for knowledge) ? Well on “cheap street” mentioned in my last post, lies a few of the meanest sandwich production places in Florence,Italy.
People line up to order then sit on the sidewalk stuffing them down, and that is a gastronomical challenge. They are good, fresh due to the volume made, but one in a day and your done till tomorrow… roughly 5 euros each, along with a 2 euro cup of vino.
Follow me this summer on my return to Firenze, Italia to continue my book
There’s a street in Florence,Italy that I call cheap street. The reason being there’s a section of it where you can devour “flintstone” like sandwiches with a cheap glass of wine for just a few euros. In the afternoons you see scores of students and younger people lined up in several stands to order and then sit on the curb (or what passes for one) to chomp them down. They are good, no kidding, but if you make this a daily habit you won’t see 40.
The lines were long this day but in the middle of the feasting madness we saw a sit down place with the same name and no lines..aha! I ordered, but it was too late when I noticed the carnivorous canine feeding taking place around me and for good reason..WE GOT MEAT!
Ribollita ( twice cooked ) is a flagship soup from Tuscany, Italy made with kale, cannelloni beans,potato, and garden vegetables, served with crusty bread and drizzled with a lemony rosemary olive oil. Its consistency is a thick stew and goes well with a dry white wine… good on winter days or when you’re clogged with all the cheeses you’re eating.
Although it I tasted slightly vinegary, I did like it and would recommend it.