antipasti

(Italian)

vegatables, meat

A plate of cold meat or vegetables that is served especially as the first course of a meal.

Antipasto means "before the meal", and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Traditional antipasto includes cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar.

The contents of an antipasto vary greatly according to regional cuisine. It is quite possible to find different preparations of ...

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Oct. 20, 2016 - by: itisclaudio


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