al forno

Day 5 of our theme week! This week’s theme is brought to us by the blog, Smiling Eggplant and its owner, Cynthia! Cynthia has also recently started a Facebook page, Italian food words, a fun page that explains words and phrases related to Italian food and cooking. Let’s help her build an audience for her Facebook page!  Thanks again to Cynthia for providing us with the words this week!

Today’s Parola del Giorno, is the expression, al forno, which means baked or roasted. As Cynthia points out, there is no specific word in Italian for baked or baking.  Let’s look at the example below:

Le patate al forno sono un ottimo contorno per accompagnare i secondi piatti. Croccanti e saporite patate a cubetti aromatizzate con rosmarino e aglio sono semplici da preparare e pronte in pochi minuti.

Roasted potatoes are an excellent side dish to accompany a second course.  Crunchy and savory, cubed potatoes seasoned with rosemary and garlic are simple to prepare and ready in a few minutes.

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