variants or gremolada
plural -s
: a seasoning mixture consisting usually of grated lemon zest, minced garlic, and minced parsley that is used especially with osso buco

Word History


Italian, from Italian dialect (Lombardy) gremolaa, from gremolâ, gràmolâ to brake (flax or hemp), mix, knead (flour for dough), from grêmola, grâmola brake for flax or hemp, apparatus for kneading dough

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gremolata was in 1954

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“Gremolata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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