zingara, à la

Pronunciation: [zihn-GAH-rah]

This French phrase translates to "gypsy style" and refers to a garnish consisting of chopped ham, tongue, mushrooms and truffles combined with tomato sauce, tarragon and sometimes madeira. This garnish is served with meat, poultry and sometimes eggs.

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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