Definitions

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  • n. A Balkan food dish of minced meat.

Etymologies

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From Serbo-Croatian ćevapi / ћевапи, from Ottoman Turkish کباب (kebâp), from Arabic كباب (kabāb) or Persian کباب (kabâb, "fried meat").

Examples

  • Charcoal-grilled pljeskavica and cevapi … have become common in neighborhoods like Astoria and Ridgewood in Queens, where Bosnians and Croatians, Serbs and Montenegrins now open businesses side by side.

    Boxed In « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • The menu had a lot of food items that sounded new to me - cevapi, raznjic, plejeskavica - but the descriptions were familiar.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • He helped translate for the waitress, who was struggling in broken English to explain to the few South African customers what the menu items cevapi, raznjia and bubezi were.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Depending on your Slavic country of origin, cevapi, kjebapi, mititei and cevapcici are different spellings of the same thing.

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  • Charcoal-grilled pljeskavica and cevapi, pronounced chay-VOP-ee, have become common in neighborhoods like Astoria and Ridgewood in Queens, where Bosnians and Croatians, Serbs and Montenegrins now open businesses side by side.

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  • For pljeskavica and cevapi, the entire animal is fair game.

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  • Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is famous for sausage-shaped cevapi, the size of a fat pinky finger, served piled on bread or eaten by hand.

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  • "When I was young we would go to Sarajevo and instead of going skiing, I would go to the town and get literally drunk on cevapi," said Vladimir Ocokoljic, the owner of Kafana, a cozy Serbian restaurant in the East Village.

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  • In the northern parts of the region, near Romania, pljeskavica and cevapi are traditionally served just with chopped onions and kajmak, a thick, tangy clotted cream usually made with sheep's or cow's milk.

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  • The cevapi (skinless sausages) at Kafana are ground from a lamb, beef, and pork combo, and the mixed-mammal formula results in superior grilled flavor.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

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