For centuries Florentines have filled their bellies with cheap, nutritious lampredotto (tripe) rolls – blissfully unaware that one day it would become a hipster snack
What did Michelangelo eat for lunch? It’s a good bet that, as an apprentice in 15th-century Florence, he would have snacked on typical workman’s food, lampredotto (tripe). Generations of Florentines have filled their bellies with cheap and nutritious lampredotto rolls from chioschi (street carts) all over the city, but they probably never dreamed this would one day become a hipster snack.
Forget the white slimy stuff you may have seen your grandad eat; Florentine tripe is brown, meaty and surprisingly tasty. And in recent financial crises, this fine wallet-friendly fare has had locals and visitors reverting to tripe, as it were.