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Green bean pesto

Green bean pesto

Long before it was fashionable, the war against waste was a necessity. From people’s store cupboards, where recipes were born of need and what w...

Pici. But you can call them Pinci

Pici. But you can call them Pinci

Pici, pinci, appicciare...what are you talking about? That would have been the response of any number of Florentines, had they been asked if they kne...

Testaroli

Testaroli

The Lunigiana is a gorgeous area between Liguria, Emilia and Tuscany, to which it officially belongs. Historically, it was one of the first parts of I...

Castagnaccio

Castagnaccio

Castagnaccio, migliaccio, baldino. So many names for such an old, traditional dessert, as beloved in Tuscany as in all the regions where chestnuts thr...

Ribollita

Ribollita

For a Tuscan cook, talking about ribollita is like telling a family story, like chatting at the table, talking by the fireplace or confiding in a frie...

Le Tre Rane - Ruffino

Le Tre Rane - Ruffino

Legend has it that Le Tre Rane was an inn that a young Leonardo da Vinci opened on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, with an inspiring vision that food ...

Panzanella

Panzanella

Panzanella is a mainstay on the summer menu at Ruffino’s restaurant, the Locanda. We write it with a capital letter and without worrying about o...

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

I still remember those noisy lunches at grandma’s. The house was small, but the dining room, which was used only once a week and was otherwise k...

Le Tre Rane to your door

Le Tre Rane to your door

The long lockdown severely limited our restaurant activity, but it didn’t stop us from thinking and planning. In fact, we used the time to laun...

Fagiuoli all’uccelletto

Fagiuoli all’uccelletto

As is always the case with the oldest recipes, the origins of its name are lost in the mists of time. Even at the time of famous food historian Pelleg...

The Autumn Table

The Autumn Table

The fall is a time of countless poetic definitions and romantic expressions, often associated with a pregnant pause in the happiness of the summer. Ce...

When breakfast matters


When breakfast matters


Waking up, that sudden reconnection with the harsh everyday reality and a way of turning it into something special: breakfast. The frescoed ...

Le Tre Rane - August

Le Tre Rane - August

Having barely paused for breath, Stefano Frassineti is once again updating Le Tre Rane’s menu, changing the flavours for a changing season....