6/18/18 – Taste of Tuscany


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We had some food and drink recently on the LL website, so let’s keep reviewing:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL77, MD8) – Classico, Montalbano, and Rùfina are among the eight “zones” where what Tuscan red wine is produced?

My Italy trip from last year keeps returning, and this question from the Italian Wines I wrote getting ready for Italy certainly helped.

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Chianti is the Tuscan wine, and thus, I went 3 for 3 on F/D so far in the season.

While we are in the region, let’s look at all the other foods we can find in Tuscany. Enjoy!

1. The town of San Miniato found near Pisa is one of the major Italian cities known for what specific food product, more commonly associated with the Piedmont cities of Alba and Asti?

2. Although its name sounds really fattening, what dish made in the town of Colonnata (also home to the quarry of Carrara marble) is made by curing strips of fatback with rosemary, along with other spices? It’s often served in thin strips as an antipasto.

Question 2

3. Florentine steak, or bistecca alla fiorentina, is a favorite steak in Tuscany, that is in the form of what common cut of steak?

4. Similar to lebkuchen, what dessert seen here which is believed to have been created in Siena is made with honey, nuts, fruits, sugar, and flour, then topped with icing?

Question 4

5. Taking its name from four letters within the Italian verb for “to stick”, what pasta from Siena is shown here, a very thick, irregular and long, hand-rolled pasta?

Question 5

6. Ending with some chianti knowledge. A bottle of chianti that is produced in the “Chianti Classico” region in Tuscany are the only bottles that are allowed to boast a label that features a silhouetted version of what animal? This logo is now associated is most bottles of chianti.

Question 6



1. White truffles
2. Lardo
3. T-bone or porterhouse
4. Panforte
5. Pici
6. Rooster

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