Nursery and primary school children in Livorno are in for a treat this week: a special menu will be served on Friday 28th November to celebrate the Festa della Toscana, the regional holiday which falls on 30th November, a Sunday this year.
The special menu will start with potato-filled tortelli (a kind of ravioli) with meat sauce, a speciality of the Mugello region, north of Florence. This will be followed by chicken with olives "alla cacciatora", another typical Tuscan dish. And to finish? Brigidini! A speciality from Lamporecchio (province of Florence) - very thin aniseed-flavoured biscuits, always seen at local village fairs ('sagre').