Pronunciation: [roh-SEE-nee]

Dishes that include foie gras, truffles and a rich, demi-glace-based sauce—either as an integral part or as a garnish. Tournedos Rossini and eggs Rossini are two popular examples. Such dishes were named after 19th-century Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini because of his intense love of food.

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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