from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables.
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- n. an Italian starter for a meal; normally a cold assortment of salami, cheese, seafood and vegetables
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- n. a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
Try this one of the anti-flying spaghetti monster (he goes by the name antipasto):
At Ristorante Clemente, in Sulmona, the antipasto is the star.
"antipasto" butchered so badly in the places I ate when I was growing up.
Tiny roasted potatoes bathed in virgin olive oil, antipasto trays laden with sausage and sardines.
In the interests of scientific thoroughness, we had four small eats and one antipasto between two adults and a 12-year-old, and they ranged from the good (marinated octopus, chicken liver crostini) to the sublime: prosciutto so delicate it was, according to my son, "like air", a compulsively eatable dish of fried courgettes, and a sensationally good stew of squid, potatoes, chickpeas and chilli.
Amazing: the antipasto platter, the "uovo" raviolo with truffle butter, the spinach-and-pear salad, the grilled shrimp, the braised beef cheeks and the tagliolini with ragu.
"How about a few big platters of antipasto di mare with shrimps, prawns, baby octopus, anchovies, sardines, mussels and clams?"
At Frasca, the kitchen often sends out a small spiedino with a simple salad as an antipasto.
And their antipasto pasta salad is the only one of those I can abide.
Bartolomeo has a huge array of salads and antipasto.
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