An American girl cooking, working, adjusting and living her dream in the Italian Riviera
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Cool things about living next to Tuscany
A T-Bone by any other name, the fiorentina is a huge cut of meat that is obviously needed to be shared. It consists of both the tenderloin/filet and the strip steak, along with a hearty "T" shaped bone (get it?). It's one of the best things about going to visit Tuscany, as 2 of these, 8 homemade sausages, pork ribs, 2 kg of prosciutto and some pork cutlets all together cost under 50 euro. Cooked in a grill pan with the fat from the steak coating the pan, it's served rare, lightly coated with sea salt - and that's it. Olive oil and pepper are optional, but it really says something about the quality of the meat when all you need is just some salt - a bottle of red wine and some bread and you've got yourself dinner.