I had homemade trefoli, a rich pasta with porcini.
Birra rossa or scura Dark beer.
Prosciutto cotto Thinly sliced ham from the hind legs of mondo convenienza da vinci aperto pigs that have been steam cooked.Bicerine Piedmontese beverage made with chocolate, coffee and milk.Guanciale Salt pork from the cheek or jowl, used as a flavoring in soups, stews, pastas and other dishes.In southern Italy the same name applies to gnocchi.Vuotazucchine Long corer used to make a cylindrical hollow in zucchini so that they can be stuffed.The food thus far was wondrous.Bussolai Friulian ring-shaped butter cookies.Molva occhiona Mediterranean ling fish, similar to cod.Ceceniello Smelt, usually floured and fried.The mixed grill could easily have served.Florence (Firenze) The following quartet are among my favorite restaurants not only in Firenze, but in all my travels.Menta Mint; many species, wild and cultivated, are used in cooking and beverages.
They put out a spread at lunchtime of many dishes, both hot and cold.
Caffe Generally coffee, but the word used alone means Espresso.
Da Duccio is a medium sized restaurant with lots of wood and lots of artifacts of the wine industry on the walls (old bills of sale from Biondi Santi Brunello etc).
Our wine was a bottle of the house wine which had all the charm of a bottle of lemon juice left out in the sun for several weeks before some cats used the bottle as a latrine.
We found the turnoff for Lupompesi.Spina Birra alla spina Draft beer.It is not a great bargain, it would be cheaper if you just buy the bottles but only if you have 8 people.I Nostri Antipasti Vegetariani, crumble di Patate e Toma filante 7,00.Great lamb with rosemary and salt is my favorite dish.Confetti Sugar-coated almonds, a specialty of Abruzzo.Lardo is the layer of fat directly under a pigs skin.