Did you perchance mean mezzanine?
- Italian mezzaluna ("half moon") (Wiktionary)
- Italian, crescent, mezzaluna : mezza, feminine of mezzo, half (from Latin medius) + luna, moon (from Latin lūna). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“- in the meantime, pan fry a couple of chicken breasts until nicely browned. chop finely (a mezzaluna is useful for this) and add to soup.”
“As a 9-year-old, I would sit on a stool with the wooden bowl on my lap, rocking the mezzaluna back and forth, chopping up the livers and hard-boiled eggs.”
“My mother prepared chopped liver using a shallow wooden bowl and a beat-up, double-handled, single-bladed mezzaluna knife that her mother had given her.”
“Once hard-boiled, they would join the sautéed liver and onion in the wooden bowl, which she would hand to me along with the mezzaluna.”
“Once hard-boiled, they would join the sautÃ©ed liver and onion in the wooden bowl, which she would hand to me along with the mezzaluna.”
“The knife magnet has to be heavy-duty and has to be out of the reach of children, and on one part of it must hang a mezzaluna, the half-moon-shaped (hence the name) herb chopper (which I use for everything) that you cannot cut yourself with as you work, since both hands are safely wrapped around the handles.”
“They make great kitchen products, and for gifts I'll sometimes give their steamers, containers for sugar and flour or the traditional mezzaluna.”
“I took the pizza out of the oven, slid it on the wooden cutting board, and used the giant mezzaluna to cut it into twelve slices, the cheese gooey and hot, the crust baked to perfection.”
“Slightly less successful are the half-moon shapes, or mezzaluna pasta; the lamb sausage filling is delicious, but the wrappers are a tad chewy.”
“By mike, April 6, 2010 @ 9:52 pm oh, who really has a mezzaluna in their kitchen…”
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Pies, Tarts, Turnovers, and other flaky or wrapped lovelies
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