Foodie Vocab Lesson #4: Granita
Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!
This week’s word is: granita (noun). Please choose the most appropriate definition for a granita. (No cheating!)
a.) A decorative edible shard made of baked granulated sugar.
b.) A light, fluffy mousse tart that originated in France.
c.) A sort of hodge podge side dish comprised of mixed grains such as quinoa, barley, and rice.
d.) A semi-frozen dessert of sugar, water, and typically fruit flavorings originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy.
If you chose d.) A semi-frozen dessert of sugar, water, and typically fruit flavorings originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy, then you are correct! (Pictured above is an apple pie granita from Joy the Baker).
Cousins with sorbets and Italian ice, granitas vary in texture depending on the region they are from. Granitas from Sicily have a much coarser texture than granitas made in other regions of Italy.
Tune in next Friday for your next food vocab quiz!