fo·​cac·​cia | \ fō-ˈkä-ch(ē-)ə How to pronounce focaccia (audio) \

Definition of focaccia

: a flat Italian bread typically seasoned with herbs and olive oil

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Eating at home is about these morsels, and chicken roasted with peppers, vinegar and focaccia will provide them in spades. New York Times, "We Asked a Chef to Keep a Cooking Diary for a Week. Here’s What She Made.," 27 Aug. 2019 Get cold cut sandwiches and pizza, plus focaccia and ciabatta baked at Bricco Salumeria. Kara Baskin,, "Grab-and-go at Dolce in the North End, and Burger Dive goes under," 15 Aug. 2019 Garlic focaccia, sometimes flavored with herbs from the chef’s rooftop or side garden, launches dinner, and so too should one of Till’s diverting snacks. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Like a good neighbor, Evening Star is still there," 7 Aug. 2019 Other favorites included rabbits stuffed with figs, mousses molded into the shape of chickens, focaccia bread, pomegranates and grapes. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "From Baked Dormouse to Carbonized Bread, 300 Artifacts Show What Romans Ate," 27 July 2019 At lunch, Fretz and Ososky will turn the focaccia on the menu into Detroit-style pizza. Jenn Harris,, "The new Nic’s in Beverly Grove has chicharron and pot pie — all plant-based," 13 June 2019 Diners can’t go wrong with any sandwich (including prosciutto, salami or vegetarian options such as mozzarella with eggplant or tomato) on any focaccia (plain, garlic with rosemary, tomato with basil, artichoke with olive). Michael Mayo,, "Publix subs are good (but not with chicken tenders). These are better. Our critic rates local sub shops.," 13 June 2019 Another mode of mindfulness: her sourdough focaccia. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "A Healthy Sourdough Focaccia Recipe for NYC’s Planned Parenthood Bake Sale," 8 Apr. 2018 In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with pepperoncini and brine and spread on bottom of each piece of focaccia. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Broccoli," 20 May 2019

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First Known Use of focaccia

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for focaccia

Italian, from Late Latin focacia (neuter plural), from Latin focus hearth

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The first known use of focaccia was in 1881

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