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May292013

PANFORTE - A TASTE OF TUSCAN HISTORY 

by Cathi Iannone - Siena is considered the Panforte capital of the world, and Panforte literally meansstrong bread, referring to the spices in it. It is a confection with nutsdried fruitschocolate and honey.It dates all the way back to the 13th century and it was even used as a form of payment for taxes. Over the years, there have come to be a variety of panforte, but I noticed that most had black pepper in them. It is usually served with coffee for breakfast or with a dessert wine after dinner. (more)

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