Spinach Florentine is a dish made with spinach and a white cream sauce. The sauce used in the dish is created in Mornay style.
This dish gets its name from Florence, Italy, and the style of cooking which originated in the area. Florence is located in the heart of Italy's Tuscan region.
Spinach Florentine received its name from Catherine de Medici who deemed that any dish with spinach be called Florentine.
Spinach Florentine's white sauce is thick and hearty, and the dish can also incorporate various meats, eggs or fish. The spinach used in this dish can be baked, sautéed or steamed and flavored with a variety of seasonings.