FOOD TASTING in Pisa
The "cecìna" is a typical food of the area. It can be eaten alone or as a filling for a "foccacina" and is often accompanied by a sprinkling of black pepper.
Among the typical - and rather particular - recipes, it worth to try San Michele’s haricot bean soup, bavettine pasta with fish, and mollusk soup. Notable are also the fruits of land, from mushrooms and chestnuts to sweet corn and truffles.
Second courses include several special dishes, e.g. pork liver, eel and stockfish (cod).
Production of cold cuts is quite profuse in the Province of Pisa, pleasing palates with sausage, buristo toscano (black pudding) and pancetta.
Typical desserts include the "torta coi bischeri", made with pine nuts, chocolate, raisins and candied citron. Pair it with an excellent Vin Santo del Chianti.
Other great local wines include Chianti Colli Pisani, Rosso di San Miniato and Trebbiano.