del giorno

Pronunciation: [dehl ZHOHR-noh]

Italian for "of the day," referring culinarily to a menu item made especially for that day, as in "zuppa (soup) del giorno." The French counterpart is du jour.

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.