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Food from the Med include Italian, Spanish, Greek and from Portugal. It also include many of the smaller island countries such as Malta. This huge region of cooking is diverse and even covers many Arabic influences due to historical events. So it is not just pasta, pizza,tortilla or hummus. As rich as the day is long let us see how many wonderful dishes we can serve up for you.
Below are a few Italian food words with English translations.
Zafferano: saffron Zampone: sausage-stuffed pig’s foot Zenzero: ginger Zeppole: a fried pastry Verdure: green vegetables Vitello: veal (calf)Vongole: clams Taralli: round sweet or savory biscuits Tonno: tuna Torrone: nougat-type candy Torta: tart Salso: salt Saltari: sauteed Salumi: collective name for salami and similar cured meats Salvia: sage Sambuca: a colorless liqueur made from anise San Giuseppe: Saint Joseph Sarde: sardines Scaloppine: thinly sliced meat Sedani: celery Ragu: meat sauce for pasta Rapini: another name for broccoli rabe Ribollita: Tuscan bread and vegetable soup Ricotta: a fresh, mild cheese Ripieni: stuffed Riso: rice Risotto: rice cooked and stirred with broth until creamy Rollatini: small stuffed meat rolls, sometimes in a sauce Romano: a hard Pecorino cheese Rosmarino: rosemary
Rustico: country-style Pecorino: sheep’s milk cheese Peperoncini: dried red chiles Pesto: a sauce from mashed ingredients, usually basil Piccante: spicy
Pignoli: pine nuts Piselli: peas Pizelle: embossed wafer cookies Pizza Dolce: cake or sweet bread Polenta: a type of cornmeal Polipi: octopus Pollo: chicken Polpette: meatballs Pomodori: tomatoes Porchetta: whole roast pig cooked with herbs and garlic Porcini: meaty wild mushrooms Primavera: springtime Prosciutto: salt-cured, air-dried pork Provolone: a straw-white cheese, sometimes smoked Olio: oil Olio di oliva: olive oil Origano: oregano
Orzo: small, seed-shaped pasta Ostriche: oysters Manzo: beef Marinara: a plain tomato sauce Marinare: to marinate Marsala: a rich brown fortified wine Mascarpone: creamy, soft, mild cheese Melanzane: eggplant Minestra: soup (usually thick) Minestrina: thin soup Minestrone: thick mixed vegetable soup Mortadella: a large cured and spiced pork sausage Mosto Cotto: grape juice cooked to form a thick dark syrup Mozzarella: a pure white soft cheese
Lauro: bayleaf Lenticchie: lentils Limone: lemon Gamberetti: shrimp
Gardiniera: mixed pickled vegetables Garofani: cloves Gnocchi: dumplings eaten with a sauce or in broth Grana Padano: a cow’s milk hard cheese
Granchio: crab Grappa: liqueur made from the must of grapes Griglia: grill Grissini: breadsticks Fagioli: beans Farcita: stuffing or filling Farro: an ancient grain similar to spelt Fegato: liver Festa: holiday Fico: fig Filetto: fillet Finocchio: fennel Focaccia: flatbread served plain or with various toppings Formaggio: cheese Fra diavolo: literally ‘of the devil’ Fragole: strawberries Frittata: an open-faced omelet Frittelle: fritters Fritto: fried
Frutta: fruit Frutti di mare: seafood Funghi: mushrooms
Dolce: sweet Dolci: sweets and pastries Cannellini: white kidney beans Cannoli: filled pastry tubes Capocollo: a hot spiced ham Caponata: eggplant relish Capozzelle: lamb’s head Capperi: capers Cappone: capon Carciofi: artichokes Carnaroli: a medium-grain rice used for making risotto Carne: meat Cassata: a Sicilian cream-filled layer cake Cavolfiore: cauliflower Cavolo: cabbage Ceci: chick peas Cioppino: shellfish stew Cipolle: onions Conserva: preserves Cotolette: cutlets
Balsamico: an aged Italian vinegar Basilico: basil Bigne: fritters Biscotti: literally ‘twice cooked,’ it refers to all kinds of cookies Bistecca: beefsteak Bollito misto: mixed boiled meats served with various sauces garlic and oil Agnello: lamb Agrodolce: sweet/sour Al dente: firm (literally to the tooth) Amaretti: crisp cookies made with bitter almonds Amaretto: a sweet liqueur flavored with almonds Anace/Anice: anise
Anguille: eel Anisette: a colorless liqueur flavor with anise Antipasto: literally ‘before the meal’ Arborio: a medium-grain rice used for making risotto Arogosta: lobster Arancia: orange Arancine: fried rice balls with meat or other filling Ardente: hot, piquant Arrostito: roasted
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