bresaola

Pronunciation: [brehsh-ay-OH-lah]

Originating in Lombardy, Italy, bresaola is air-dried salted beef fillet that has been aged about 3 months. It's typically thinly sliced, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice and served as an antipasto.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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