Recipe: Tuscany’s Sweet Spinach Pie

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PIE-A-Day #5

Things I learned from Francine Segan’s Sweet Spinach Pie, also known as a Torta co’ Bischeri agli Spinaci:

-Some Italian! A torta is a pie or a cake, and bischeri refers to the crimped crust. (Segan says that crimping isn’t common to Italian pies.) Bischeri has several other meanings too: tuning frets on musical instruments, fools, and male genitalia. (More on this later.)

-Pie can offer not just your daily 9 ounces of butter, but also a serving of vegetables.

Read below for the recipe, and click here to enter YOUR delicious pie (or pies) in the 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday, September 8th at LACMA.

Here’s some information about 00 flour, in case (like me) you’d never heard of it.  Segan uses the finely ground flour in the crust.

She’s the author of Dolci: Italy’s Sweets