And now we head on over to Florence - I have a special place in my tastebuds for this small Tuscan town! Just because your in Italy doesn't mean you'll have the same type of food over and over again. Florence represents Tuscan cooking, which can be equated to those hearty homemade dishes that remind you of a grandma, any grandma. You'll even notice the plates scream - "come on in, you're home!"
Florence is known for bistecca alla fiorentina, which is a t-bone steak simple grilled over fire until just rare. And that's just what I ordered.
My husband (yes, he's now my husband folks!) went all pasta this night with gorgonzola ravioli. Again you can see how Florence creates hearty dishes that really ooze with comfort. I was surprised with how light the ravioli tasted and how delicate the gorgonzola flavor was to the taste. "Grandma, do you have help back there?"