Tuscan Cuisine: Diverse but Simple
Tuscany is considered the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. Stunning landscapes and seaside vistas, unique artistic legacy and rich history annually draw millions of visitors and tourists to this central Italian region, whose capital is the beautiful city of Florence. It is not just Tuscany’s physical allure that is popular but also its diverse yet simple cuisine.
You ought to know that Tuscan soil is fertile and rocky and suitable to grow some of the best grapes and olives in Italy. From their grapes come world-renown wines such as the Chianti, the most internationally recognized Tuscan wine. There’s also Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano, Morellino di Scansano, and the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano
When it comes to meat, the Tuscan diet is rich in wild game, cured meats, and homemade sausages. The Bistecca alla Fiorenta, or steak Florentine is famous, the traditional 3-inch Porterhouse of the highest quality from the Chiana Valley. Another is the porchetta or roast suckling pig, tender and aromatic. When you dine on meat, ask for a wedge of cheese made with sheep’s milk, Pecorino Toscana, the bounty of the region, or a crusty loaf of the traditional salt-less bread pane toscano.
Try also Pappardelle, a flat homemade noodle often served with a rich sauce from wild boar, hare, or duck. And have you tried Tuscan’s white truffles from San Miniato, available only at certain times of the year, the classic bean soup ribollita, and the very popular grilled bruschetta? All these reflect Tuscan diversity, freshness and utter simplicity.
Capturing Tuscan Cuisine in Bothell
If you are in Bothell and craving for authentic Tuscan fare, look no further than Amora Bistro. Picture yourself somewhere in Tuscany savoring authentic regional delights prepared by our culinary artisans in warm candlelit surrounds.