ciop·​pi·​no | \chə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō \

Definition of cioppino 

: a stew of fish and shellfish cooked usually with tomatoes, wine, spices, and herbs

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After all, the city’s signature dish is cioppino, a thick stew of mixed fish and shellfish that originated on the docks of Fisherman’s Wharf (so the story goes). Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Seafood in San Francisco," 4 Mar. 2018 Amy Schumer was with 20 pals, including Michael Che, John Mulaney, Kyle Mooney and Nathan Fielder, and crab cioppino and wine were consumed. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "John Konstin and Willie Brown host election day lunch," 5 June 2018 The luminous snapper laid down a neutral protein base for a cioppino that painted an intriguing line between broth and marinara with herbs, garlic and acidity ladled over shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Reborn Rebelle now San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurant," 14 June 2018 At one point Susan Regis ran the kitchen and made small pizzas, including one topped with lobster, and a rosy cioppino brimming with local seafood. Sheryl Julian,, "Five restaurants that are gone from Boston but definitely not forgotten," 9 May 2018 Other favorites include veal piccata, chicken marsala and cioppino. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "20 romantic restaurants in Phoenix for your next date night," 21 Mar. 2018 Trattoria sources several fresh pastas from DiFiore Ravioli Shop in Rocky Hill, like a saffron linguini for its cioppino with clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari. Leeanne Griffin,, "Trattoria Toscana: Classic And Contemporary Italian In A Relaxed Atmosphere," 12 Mar. 2018 Not surprisingly, the Bay Area was one of the movement’s most high-voltage transmitters, and once-fringe foods like yogurt, sprouts and smoothies seem as much a part of our native cuisine as cioppino. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Bay Area’s counterculture helped sprout hippie food," 19 Jan. 2018 There are dishes that drift from that script — the cioppino started taking shape during Scalco’s student days in San Francisco — but Irene’s food is mainly true to its roots, in part due to customer demand. Brett Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Irene’s Cuisine says bye to familiar corner before moving," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cioppino

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cioppino

modification of Italian dialect (Liguria) ciuppin

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