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

Examples of focaccia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some recipes call for fermenting a straight dough, like this focaccia, slowly, over many hours or even days, using a preferment tacks that extended fermentation time onto the front end, before the final dough is even mixed. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "A Preferment Is Your Ticket to Baking Better Bread," 11 Oct. 2020 Friends submitted photos of their French macarons and focaccia. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, "Minnesota woman builds elaborate mini State Fair in her backyard," 1 Sep. 2020 The pizzeria will feature Sicilian-style pizza (with a focaccia-like crust) in slices and whole pies, along with sandwiches and sides. Louisa Chu,, "How Chicago restaurants are adapting to draw you back in: When a multi-course sit-down French menu no longer works, it’s time to pivot," 4 Aug. 2020 Toss gently and carefully top grilling focaccia with half the salad mixture. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Veggies galore: The joy of meatless meals," 23 June 2020 Spoon the rest of the topping on the focaccia, then sprinkle with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Veggies galore: The joy of meatless meals," 23 June 2020 Top the focaccia dough with the onion slices, morels, and turkey sausage. Jean-paul Bourgeois, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Morel Mushroom and Wild Turkey Focaccia," 28 May 2020 Snacks and small plates include smaller fare such as focaccia and Bottega’s infused olive oil to the more moderately priced smoked salmon flatbread, topped with sweet onions and fresh dill. Shauna Stuart |, al, "Frank Stitt to reopen Bottega for takeout and curbside service," 29 Apr. 2020 Baking didn’t decline over the past few decades because people hated making cookies or got no satisfaction from creating a perfectly airy pan of focaccia. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic Has Reminded Americans They Are Capable of Baking," 12 May 2020

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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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23 Oct 2020

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“Focaccia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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