The 'B's' of Italian Cooking
Continuing on from A, let's touch on the letter
baccala ~ (bah.kah.lah)dried and salted fish, usually cod.
basilico ~ (bah.see.le.ko)sweet basil.
bavette ~ (bah.vet.tay) a delicate macaroni product referred to as 'little foams'.
bel paese ~ (bel pah-ay-say) the name of a semi-soft Italian cheese referred to as 'beautiful country.'
bigne' ~ (bee-nyay) a form of pastry.
biscotto ~ (bee-scut-toe) biscuit 'twice baked.'
buon gusto ~ (bwon goos.toe)"good taste."
buridda ~ (boo.reed.dah) ~ a fish dish of Genoa.
burro e parmigiano ~ (boor.roe ay par.me.jah.no) 'butter and Parmesan cheese'. Macaroni is often eaten plain, with these two seasonings added only.
The letter 'C' will follow within the next few days. I hope you enjoy the words and their meanings.