Eat Your Way around Livorno!
If you are a lover of Italian food, or just food in general, you can easily spend a day or a weekend in Livorno making your way around a selection of the many cafés, bars, restaurants and market stalls sampling some of the local gourmet specialities. After all, Italian life rotates around food, so you cannot leave without trying at least a few of the great things to eat and drink.
No visit to Livorno is complete without trying one of the city’s local specialities. Perhaps the most obvious of these, Livorno being a port with lots of fishing activity, is the fish stew known as “Cacciucco”. This rich dish with a tomato base contains five different kinds of fish and served in a soup dish on a thick slice of bread rubbed with garlic. These days the dish has become a symbol of Livorno. (To find out how to make your own Cacciucco, click here)
This is the Livorno Now Gourmet Club. We are a group of four friends with a common love of food! Eating out is a favourite pastime of ours, and Livorno has plenty of great restaurants. Some are fashionable and well-known, while others are waiting to be discovered.
We aim to try out a local Livorno restaurant every month, keeping within a budget of 25 euros per person. Over the coming months we will try to explore a range of restaurants, and will report back here on each one.
An Introduction to Tuscan Wine
Italian wines are some of the most famous in the world, and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. The aim of this article is to provide a simple guide to Tuscan wines. I would like to provide readers with an outline of the different wines available in Tuscany, the grape varieties indigenous to Tuscany, and the ‘wine roads’ (Strade del Vino) around the many Tuscan vineyards.