torchon

noun
tor·chon | \ˈtȯr-ˌshän \

Definition of torchon 

: a coarse bobbin or machine-made lace made with fan-shaped designs forming a scalloped edge

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Tiny, airy Parisian dumplings are fine accents to silky chicken torchon, graced with crisped skin; and saffron tagliatelle support black-trumpet mushrooms, pickled pearl onions and toasted peanuts. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Sky's the limit with ambitious Santo Cielo," 18 May 2018 The four-course dinner, paired with French wines, includes foie gras torchon, lobster bisque and herb-roasted lamb. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "5 tasty places to eat and drink in New Orleans: April 4-10," 3 Apr. 2018 A half-dozen appetizers are mostly in the sub-$20 range and include foie gras torchon, potato agnolotti and Mediterranean octopus with hummus and pita. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's wildly ambitious new steakhouse Prime + Proper could debut this weekend," 1 Nov. 2017 République Chef Walter Manzke and his wife, Marguerite, serve everything from dry-aged steak frites to foie gras torchon at this gorgeous all-day California brasserie on La Brea. S.pellegrino, Bon Appetit, "Ludo Lefebvre’s Edible Tour of West Hollywood," 26 June 2017 Two slices of foie gras torchon sit on same-size pieces of toasted brioche, elevating the protein above the pickled green strawberries, almond granola and scattered greens on the plate. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Ruxbin grows up with clean-line decor that matches chef Kim's precise cooking," 7 July 2017 République Chef Walter Manzke and his wife, Marguerite, serve everything from dry-aged steak frites to foie gras torchon at this gorgeous all-day California brasserie on La Brea. S.pellegrino, Bon Appetit, "Ludo Lefebvre’s Edible Tour of West Hollywood," 26 June 2017 The Tsar's Breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton—a $700 morning bacchanal that included Kobe beef, foie gras au torchon, Alex Halberstadt, Town & Country, "The Surreal Thrill of Moscow Dining," 9 Oct. 2015 The dishes are designed as interludes between sips: creamy torchons of ankimo (monkfish liver); beef tongue thick enough to wage war with the teeth. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "East Meets West, and Cafe Becomes Sake Bar, at Hi-Collar," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of torchon

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torchon

French, dust cloth, from Old French, handful of straw for wiping, from torchier to wipe, rub, from torche bundle of twisted straw, from Vulgar Latin *torca — more at torch

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