Fagioli all’Uccelletto

Beans cooked like small birds

Preparation info

  • 4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

This famous Tuscan dish is perhaps called ‘all‘uccelletto’ because an uccelletto is a small bird and these beans are cooked in the same way that small birds are cooked during the hunting season. The recipe comes from another Machiavelli, Leonardo claims to be one of the last surviving members of the family and is himself a political thinker, although more usually the maker of vin santo and fine CARMIGNANO wines. The excellent Carmignano wines are made in a small area near the Medici villa o