Today I am glad to publish a post from a friend and collegue of mine, David Di Giacomo. David is both Tour Leader and Tourist Guide qualified for Pisa and its surroundings and he writes interesting things about the city he lives in. This post is about ‘cecina’ a traditional food in Pisa and in Lucca too!
The cecina is a very thin pie (0.5 cm) wide, round and yellow. It’s soft inside and crunchy on the outside and it’s made out of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper, following a very old recipe.
The cecina can be eaten alone, sliced, seasoned with olive oil, pepper and salt, and it can be also served as an appetizer. It can be eaten in a sandwich or between two slices of Margherita pizza.
In Pisa you can find the cecina in every place where pizza is sold by the slice. The most popular place is probably “Il Montino”, right off Borgo Stretto.
And I (Antonella) have to suggest a very small and typical place in Lucca called “da Felice”, close to San Michele church in the heart of the city where you can taste pizza, cecina and necci!