According to legend, representatives of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches gathered in Florence in 1430 in order to reconcile. There was a banquet on this occasion. Meat was served - large pieces of pork loin with herbs, decorated with flowers. The trail of aroma from thyme and rosemary, the smell of baked garlic did not leave anyone indifferent. The Patriarch of Constantinople himself, after tasting the loin, raised his hands to the sky and said: "Aristos!", which translated from Greek meant " Excellent! "The Greeks, echoing him, shouted"The best, the best!". Hearing the noise, the senior in the kitchen (now a chef), became interested. To which the page serving the dishes said to him, "They praise the meat, they shout in delight" Arista! Arista!". "Arista, then. Well, if our pork "Arista" tastes better to you, it will be " Arista!", the chef grinned. And since then, I have prepared this dish more than one hundred times. It is still believed that "Arista" is not prepared anywhere else than in Florence.