Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a traditional Florentine recipe, a very simple preparation designed to showcase a really great piece of meat. (In Tuscany, it is often made with meat from Chianina cattle, a local species known to be especially flavorful.) Most people leave the meat out at room temperature to temper for at least an hour before cooking, but I’m not sure I agree with that logic. If done properly, the basting that you do in the pan will help ensure that all of the meat cooks evenly.