Have you ever wondered what’s the deal with saltless Tuscan bread? The first time we tried it we thought it was just bad bread, with bland and tasteless qualities. But after chatting with Florentine friends, we found out that the bread is actually meant to be tasteless its meant to enhancing the flavor of the food you're eating it with!
There are quite a few theories as to why the bread has this consistency. One is that during a war with the city of Pisa, the import of salt was blocked by the Florentine's neighbors thus making it impossible to make bread with it. The other theory is that during the Middle Ages, a tax on salt was so high that people decided to forgo this tiny but important ingredient.
Either way, the tradition stuck and now Florenines are proud of their regional specialty. And after a while it actually does grow on you… There’s nothing more tasty than clearing your plate of pasta’s leftover ragù with Tuscan bread. It really does bring out the flavor!