zuccotto


[zoo-koht-toh] Thought to have been inspired by the cupola of Florence, Italy’s, Duomo (the city’s main cathedral), this dome-shaped dessert begins with a bowl lined with LIQUEUR-moistened cake (usually pound cake) slices. The bowl is then…

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zucchini


[zoo-kee-nee] A popular summer squash shaped like a slightly curved cylinder, a bit smaller at the top than the bottom. A zucchini’s skin color can vary from dark to light green, sometimes with yellow markings that…

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zucchero


[zoo-keh-roh] Italian for “sugar”

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zoni


See OZONI

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zombie


[zahm-bee]  Extraordinarily potent, this COCKTAIL is made with at least two types each of rum and LIQUEUR plus two or three fruit juices such as pineapple, orange and lime. It’s usually served in a large goblet over…

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zitoni


[zee-toh-nee] See CANNARONI

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ziti


[zee-tee] PASTA. “Bridegrooms”. Relatively thin tubes ranging in length from 2 to 12 inches. Một loại mì Ý. “BrideGrooms”. Loại mì ống mỏng, xếp loại theo độ dài từ 2 đến 12 inches.

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zingara


A la zingara [zihn-gah-rah]  A la zingara _ This French phrase translates to “gypsy style” and refers to a garnish consisting of chopped ham, tongue, mushrooms and TRUFFLES combined with tomato sauce, tarragon and sometimes MADEIRA. This garnish…

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Zinfandel


[zihn-fuhn-dehl] A red wine grape originally thought to be indigenous to California. Recently, however, experts have concluded that the Zinfandel grape was brought to the U.S from Italy’s Puglia region, and is a descendant of the PRIMITIVO…

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zester


See CITRUS ZESTER

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