pan·​et·​to·​ne | \ ˌpä-nə-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce panettone (audio) , ˌpa- \

Definition of panettone

: a usually yeast-leavened bread containing raisins and candied fruit

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Recent Examples on the Web Or a warm loaf of panettone bread fresh from the oven could call to mind Christmas Eve dinner with your nonna, who would come from Italy each year to celebrate the holidays with you and your family. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Holiday Season, Travel with Your Nose," 23 Dec. 2020 In Italy, the panettone is tradition, identity and a delicacy. Haley Hamblin, Washington Post, "Making panettone: Italy’s legendary Christmas cake," 22 Dec. 2020 Pasta Sisters The restaurant is offering a la carte holiday specials that include tortellini, truffle ravioli, panettone and a truffle lover’s gift bag with truffle oil, honey, rice, sauce and salt from Truffle Brothers. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 Items are generally portioned for six people, such as lasagna ($70), chicken cacciatore ($70), sides like mashed potatoes ($20) and desserts like panettone ($30). Janelle Bitker,, "26 Bay Area restaurants celebrating Christmas with takeout meals," 10 Dec. 2020 Milena Lai, 25, a research associate in Los Angeles, will attempt panettone, a technically challenging Italian sweet bread that is an essential part of the Easter table for her Italian-American family. Priya Krishna, New York Times, "Reinventing Easter, Passover and Other Holiday Meals in a Time of Limits," 27 Mar. 2020 The country does more than $50 million of panettone business in the U.S. alone. Saveur, "This Italian Town Always Smells Like Panettone," 16 Dec. 2019 Generously line with the butter or ghee a large gratin or other deep baking dish large enough to accommodate all the panettone pieces and the custard. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: How to make panettone bread pudding," 24 Dec. 2019 Choices will include minestrone soup, Caesar salad, lobster ravioli, filet mignon, gnocchi Sorrentina, branzino Mediterraneo, panettone and tiramisu. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Looking for a Christmas Eve and/or Day restaurant? Look no further.," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of panettone

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panettone

Italian, from panetto small loaf, diminutive of pane bread, from Latin panis — more at food

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“Panettone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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