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Beefsteak Florentine style

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Locarion; Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Tuscany, Italy. The origins of the Florentine steak are lost in the mists of time, a story almost as old as the city from which it takes its name, a story linked to the Medici family who ruled Florence and Tuscany between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. At that time, in fact, it was the custom of the Lords to light large bonfires in the Florentine squares in honor of San Lorenzo, the cheering people poured into the streets waiting to watch the spectacle of falling stars, they gathered around huge smoking braziers drinking wine and delighting the palate with succulent veal flesh that the Florentine Lords offered to the people. Some English merchants present at the festivities found this meat particularly good, which they began to ask again, shouting loudly: Beef Steak !! Hence the term Bistecca ... Florentine style, yes because this dish is a love story for Florence, a tradition that its inhabitants proudly boast, an auth…