Lentil and celeriac salad

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A great way to eat lentils when the weather is war. This salad has great bite and a lovely flavour.

Panzanella ~ Tuscan bread and tomato salad

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This is a great dish to make a couple of hours in advance in the summer, to have ready waiting for you in the fridge when you get back home. It is light yet satisfying.

Cecina – Baked chickpea pancake

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There are versions of this all the way up to the French Riviera. In Livorno (Leghorn) it is served as an energy-packed sandwich.

Polpettine di patate
Tuscan potato croquettes

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The flavours of the nutmeg, garlic and parsley really stand out in this simple peasant side dish/appetizer.

Creamy celery in tomato sauce

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This is an original and tasty dish, ideal for using up leftover celery (those heads are always a little large to use up in one go…) It tends to come out creamier using spelt flour to coat, but wheat flour is fine too.