Spinach or Spinaci in italian ( pronounced speenachee) are in season now and they are deliciously crispy and fresh. Spinach is intertwined to Florentine history as no other vegetable is and this because:
“In 1533, Catherine de Medici became queen of France; she so fancied spinach that she insisted it be served at every meal. To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as “Florentine,” reflecting Catherine’s birth in Florence”. Source: wikipedia
Here are Tuscanycious’ recipes florentine style!