from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound formed by mixing sour and sweet things.


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  • I know in italian food you have mostarda mustard fruits that is served with meat and the whole "agrodolce" component to many savoury dishes.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #98

  • We fried battuto -- onions, carrots, and celery -- into fragrant soffrito; toasted tomato paste to add color and richness to sauces; deglazed pans with red wine, allowing it to reduce to its very essence; and we balanced sweet and sour in agrodolce.

    Jesse Kornbluth: The Best Book I've Read Recently? La Dolce Vita -- A Cookbook!

  • It was labeled as “saba dressing” and “condimento alimentare balsamico agrodolce.”

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The luscious veal cheeks were so tender you hardly needed teeth to eat them and the amber colored saffron risotto, finished with a touch of aged balsamic, offered the ideal balance of agrodolce and smooth texture, further enhanced by the earthy black truffle, which was an unexpected treat.

    Karine Bakhoum: Much Ado About Truffles

  • Sfera di caprino, spherical goat cheesecake balls rolled in salted olive oil bread crumbs, are accompanied by celery and fig agrodolce and celery sorbetto.

    Ed Levine: The Four-Star Italian We've Been Waiting For

  • Lobster salad fra diavola mingles with broccoli rabe, dried orange, and the sweet-sour agrodolce.

    Ed Levine: The Four-Star Italian We've Been Waiting For

  • Seared Sardine “Crostini” spicy beets, meyer lemon and grape salad: flavors I associate with soar, a fillet of sardine the skin crisped, on a pressed piece of toast with an agrodolce mix of sweet beets, sour lemons, aromatic vinegar, roasted pine nuts, and halved grapes; this was as light as the strong flavored fish oils of sardines can be and still be respected as sardines.


  • Really appreciate your original recipes tried the agrodolce albeit minus some ingredients - turned out great!

    White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

  • These tamarind glazed onions are quite similar to the popular Italian cippoline in agrodolce but I like the way the sauce is even thicker and tangier than those made with balsamic vinegar.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Then back to the restaurant kitchen, to whip up some braised octopus, olive oil poached potatoes, and cotechino with cipollini and agrodolce.

    The food life cycle | Seattle Metblogs


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  • Duck sweet and sour from old Cathay

    Falls victim in fusion to fowl play.

    Give the bird a toss

    In Italian sauce

    And serve as anatra agrodolce.

    October 9, 2014