Word of the Day: Scorpacciata

Aug 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Building up your kitchen vocab arsenal

You know that eating local is hot right now. How about a fancy Italian word to make it even hotter? Scorpacciata literally translates to "big feed," but it can also mean feeding off what is locally in season, as the Italians have always known to do. Scorpacciata is a commitment to eating large quantities of what is in season before it disappears. Not so bad, as far as commitments go. You might consider going all scorpacciata on this summer's fruits and vegetables

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