ciop·​pi·​no | \ chə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce cioppino (audio) \

Definition of cioppino

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

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But Schooners Coastal Kitchen was the latter, especially the cioppino, which exploded with flavor. John Carpenter,, "The college search can be a great excuse for a family vacation — and a 57-hour train ride," 24 July 2019 Green juice, fish tacos, chicken adobo, cioppino, and kale chips. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "20 Facts About Meghan Markle's Life Before She Met Prince Harry," 15 Apr. 2019 My favorite thing to order is their cioppino soup and quinoa cake. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "How One Honolulu-Based Artist Gets Dressed to Work in Paradise," 7 Mar. 2019 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

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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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