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 purée
Homemade tagliatelle with porcini mushroom
Sautéed 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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