soffritto

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See also: soffrito, sofritto, and sofrito

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian soffritto (literally gently fried).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈfɹiːtəʊ/, /səʊˈfɹiːtəʊ/
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Noun[edit]

soffritto (countable and uncountable, plural soffrittos)

  1. (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.
    Synonym: mirepoix
    Coordinate term: sofrito
    • 2013 May 22, Paul Levy, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan – review”, in The Guardian[1]:
      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.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the verb soffriggere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sofˈfrit.to/
  • Rhymes: -itto
  • Hyphenation: sof‧frìt‧to

Participle[edit]

soffritto (feminine soffritta, masculine plural soffritti, feminine plural soffritte)

  1. past participle of soffriggere

Noun[edit]

soffritto m (plural soffritti)

  1. (cooking) soffritto

Adjective[edit]

soffritto (feminine soffritta, masculine plural soffritti, feminine plural soffritte)

  1. having been slowly cooked in oil or boiling fat

Descendants[edit]

  • English: soffritto