By Sharon Sanders
Just typing those words and I salivate. Giusti is a fine bakery in the center of Lucca on Via S. Lucia.
Forno a Vapore Amedeo Giusti (steam oven bakery Amedeo Giusti) creates a variety of breads and pastries using stone-ground organic DOP (protected place of origin) flour, heirloom grains, extra-virgin olive oil and other premium ingredients.
The budino di riso (lemon-kissed rice pudding in a cookie crust; above left) was paradise.
A mini crostata filled with stracchino cheese was a savory sensation.
The most impressive baked good was the focaccia, both for the quality of the product and the volume of it that left the shop on our two visits.