Foodie Vocab Lesson #5: Panna Cotta

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: panna cotta (noun). Please choose the most appropriate definition for a panna cotta. (No cheating!)

a.) A thin Italian pancake often topped with fruit and other sweet ingredients.
b.) a glazed earthenware cooking dish with vertical sides and a tightly fitting lid, generally rectangular or oval.
c.) an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set.
d.) a confection, originally from France, made by layering ingredients in a small glass. It can be either sweet or savoury, making a dessert or snack.


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If you chose c.) an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set, then you are correct! I hope no one chose d because we have already used that definition in a prior foodie vocab lesson :)

Pictured above is David Lebovitz’s Perfect Panna Cotta. Topped with fresh berries, David Lebovitz has got panna cotta down pat. And he claims, ” if it takes you more than five minutes to put it together, you’re doing something wrong!”

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You can also get really creative and use the panna cotta as the topping. Baking Obsession did just that with their clever and delicious White Russian Panna Cotta.

More Panna Cotta Recipes:
Buttermilk Panna Cotta Martinis with Fresh Berry Compote
Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries

Previous Food Vocab Lessons:
Granita
Remoulade
Panzanella
Verrine


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