Eating in Siena, Italy

I spent a couple days in Siena to visit my friend Marta. She’s a cooking teacher in Siena and we met on Instagram. Her handle is @martascooking

Below are some of the dishes I ate there. It’s tuscan food and it’s delicious. Siena is know for Pici pasta, Chianti wine, and a lot more.

Sauces often don’t have tomato sauce (like the south) but feature vegetables, cream, and cheese, like the pastas below. The food is a bit heavier (some cream is used) in Tuscany than Rome because the weather gets colder in winter months.

Homemade maccaroni with leeks and vegetable purΓ©e
Homemade tagliatelle with porcini mushroom
SautΓ©ed Red cabbage with Octopus in salsa verde
Panzanella is a bread salad made with soaked bread, cucumber, tomato, onions, basil and plenty of olive oil. My friend Marta made this.

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