Pisan Cuisine: Land and Sea Specialities

Its cuisine, its exquisite dishes: here is a reason for travelling to Italy, and especially for having holidays in Tuscany! And the Pisan cuisine is an excellent combination of land and sea recipes.

The first dish we suggest you to taste, right upon your arrival, as a hasty nibble, is the Cecina. It is a sort of thin pancake of chickpea flour baked in the oven. True-born Pisans love to eat it stuffed into the "schiacciata all`olio" (another typical Tuscan dish with no equals).

Then, you have the stoccafisso - that is, dried hard codfish - alla pisana: apart from stockfish, the main ingredients for this recipe are onions, early potatoes and tomatoes.

As far as desserts are concerned, you are just spoilt with choice.

We suggest you to taste the "torta co` bischeri", or "torta del 28", and the "brutta buona ai pinoli", or "Kinzica".
The former is similar to an American pie, and is filled with a mixture of rice boiled in milk, pine nuts, candied fruit, egg-yolks and plain chocolate. The latter is a sort of ball-shaped pudding made with pine-nut pastry and dusted with icing sugar.

You will have certainly guessed that many Pisan dishes are easily prepared with simple ingredients; why do not you then turn your hand to cooking in the villa in Pisa you have rented for your holidays?


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Villa Castiglioncello Villa sleeping 8+2 in Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno, in Val di Cecina. Barbecue, Internet connection, air conditioning, wide garden, bicycles. The villa is just a few kilometres from the beach. Tennis club, riding stable and golf club nearby. More details
Farmhouse Buti Holiday farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in the medieval village of Buti, between Pisa and Lucca, a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia. 8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, panoramic terrace. More details
Villa Casciana Holiday villa for rent in Lower Valdarno, between Pisa and Livorno, in Casciana Terme. 6/8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, air conditioning, barbecue equipment, hydromassage, satellite TV, Internet connection, tasting, cooking courses. SPAs nearby.
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Villa Chiara Holiday villa with annex in Chianni (Pisa), in Valdera. 16/19 sleeping accommodations, fenced swimming pool, sauna, hydromassage, Internet connection, private tennis court, children`s playground, bowl pitch. A few kilometres from Rosignano Solvay and its beaches; thermal bath nearby.
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