Definition of polenta
: mush made of chestnut meal, cornmeal, semolina, or farina
Recent Examples of polenta from the Web
While stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, slowly mix in polenta.
By Linda Ly; photographs by Will Taylor Pitch a tent by your favorite lake, light the campfire and grill yourself some polenta pizza bites.
The restaurant serves excellent Italian wines, and specialties like freshly made tagliatelle dressed in pesto and potatoes, and meatballs stuffed with polenta, mozzarella, and spicy tomato sauce.
A woodpile of fat polenta fries, salty and hot, goes nicely with a lush Gorgonzola dip and marinara as options.
The raviolis on my friend’s plate were stuffed with polenta and ossobuco.
Arrange for a private sundowner—a gin and tonic, perhaps, or one of 25 whiskeys—followed by a candlelit dinner of local specialties such as green banana soup and ugali, a polenta-like dish that forms the basis of most Tanzanian meals.
On a recent Sunday, a lunch celebrating the food of Veneto started with a delightfully odd fritto misto of polenta, lemon slices, little sage-and-anchovy sandwiches, and radicchio.
Grilled beets with radicchio, cauliflower with capers and raisins, and brussels sprouts with Cheddar and cashews are listed alongside Icelandic char with dill and sorrel, and beef with polenta, horseradish and mustard greens.
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Origin and Etymology of polenta
Italian, from Latin, crushed and hulled barley; akin to Latin pollen fine flour
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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