from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Carthaginians c. 397 B.C., it is noted for its wine. Population: 82,300.
- n. A sweet or dry fortified wine of Sicilian origin.
- adj. Cooked or flavored with Marsala: veal Marsala.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A town in western Sicily
- n. A fortified wine from Sicily
- n. A sauce made from Marsala wine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A class of white wines produced in Sicily, especially in the region about Marsala on the western coast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dark sweet or semisweet dessert wine from Sicily
I find the lady fingers in a neighborhood food store, called Milano, that sells Italian food products and I buy the Marsala from the neighborhood wine store.
They've used vegetable broth instead of chicken (sounds right) and a sweet wine (Marsala is apparently like port although I've never heard of it).
'Or do it in a sort of indolent courtesy, as they call Marsala, sherry, but take care at the same time to pass the decanter.
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It is a small town near Marsala, which is on the southwest coast of the island.
We also got Indian take out from a place in the Indian part of town, it was called Marsala and it was delicious!
Wingy Manone and Joe Marsala were two other sons of Italy who helped pioneer hot dance music.
Marsala, a Chicago native, hosted what are considered to be the first regular interracial jam sessions for jazz musicians and in 1936 became one of the first white bandleaders to hire an African American musician when he employed the trumpeter Henry “Red” Allen.
According to jazz historian Leonard Feather, “Joe Marsala was responsible in his quiet and unpublicized way for more attempts at breaking down segregation in jazz than Benny Goodman.”
You can substitute champagne for the Marsala wine if you think it's more romantic, but the Marsala's flavor is fuller and sexier.