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  • proper n. A town in the province of Livorno


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  • Cecina is made of all beef, while machaca is most often a mix of meats.


  • We head over to a pizzeria and eat Cecina, which is basically a chick pea patty with more in common with hummus than a slice, and drink a cheap sparkling concoction called Spuma Biondi made, Stefano tell me, out of sugar.

    Danna Harman: Couch Surfing and Me

  • The dish migrated to Tuscany, where it is called Cecina (from the Italian for chickpea, ceci) or “Calda, Calda” (meaning "hot, hot"); to Livorno (Torta di Ceci); across the border to Monaco and Nice, in France, where it is called Socca; to Sardinia (la fainé genovese); and to Gibraltar (Calentita).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Dante placed it on a near footing with Hell, noting of one choice spot in the underworld that, "Even the beasts who abound in the wilds between Cecina and Corneto [i.e., the heart of the Maremma] … would call this inhospitable."

    The Other Tuscany

  • At Satoma Equitazione, an outfitter in Cecina catering to western Tuscany's version of the mink-and-manure set, owner Giovanni Rindi explains the appeal of the type: "Maremma horses and Maremma men are rustic and strong."

    The Other Tuscany

  • Cecina and machaca, while similar, are not the same kind of dried meat.


  • It's made by combining water, olive oil, and chickpea flour, letting it rest, seasoning with herbs and black pepper, and then baking in an ultra-hot oven, and this same combination of ingredients is called Socca in France and Cecina or Torta de Ceci in other parts of Italy.

    Recipe for Farinata with Rosemary and Pepper (Italian Chickpea Flatbread or Pancake)

  • Philippines _Tapa_, in Cuba _Tasajo_, and in Spain _Cecina_.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Graves have been discovered belonging to the family, whose name is still preserved in the river and hamlet of Cecina.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • On May 25 Cesare moved by the way of the valley of Cecina to try conclusions with Giacomo d'Appiano, Tyrant of Piombino, who with some

    The Life of Cesare Borgia


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