Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling packthread or string (in color): as, ficelle lace.
“Cut the baguette or ficelle crosswise into thin slices and toast lightly.”
“Sliced the day-old Eli Zabar ficelle bread very thinly, then brushed mixture of extra virgin olive oil and a tiny amount of crushed garlic on each piece, into oven preheated to 250 degrees.”
“Here the list included, among other things, a 36-ounce container of Jasmati long-grain white rice, Eli Zabar ficelle bread (bought at the end of the day, so almost day-old), fresh figs, haricots verts, six balls of freshly made mozzarella, and several cans of Le Seur baby peas.”
“We were never certain whether or when the last frayed ends of that fragile ficelle* would snap, and the uncertainty was our own threatening noose, one we wore along with the constant knot of anxiety in our throats.”
“We were never certain whether or when the last frayed ends of that fragile ficelle*”
“Two Camparis, a ficelle, a bowl of green olives, and a wedge of prima caciotta sat on a tray on a round table.”
“When Uncle Jean-Claude said, “Pass the ficelle,” at breakfast the next day I automatically searched the table for a string.”
“More and more often I will use part of the dough when I am making bread to form into a ficelle just so I can make crostini.”
“Plain - Slice a ficelle or baguette and brush or spray both sides with olive oil.”
“I quite often make crostini as a way to use up the last bit of a baguette or ficelle.”
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