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- (cooking) A sautéed mixture of chopped onions, carrots and celery, used as the beginning point of a dish, especially in Italian cuisine; may also contain garlic, shallot, and leek.
- 2013 May 22, Paul Levy, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan – review”, in The Guardian:
- Most European cultures use a patiently chopped, heated and stirred vegetable mixture, such as a mirepoix or soffritto, always including members of the onion family, and Pollan explores the chemistry of these, as well as their adaptive value.
sautéed mixture — see mirepoix
From the verb soffriggere.
soffritto m (plural soffritti)
- → English: soffritto