C c – Italian to English – Dictionary of Food Terms


Italian to English – Dictionary of Food Terms

C c

Cacciagione
Game

Caffe’
Means coffee, but in a bar the word used alone means espresso

Calice
Wineglass

Cameriere
Waiter, steward

Cameriera
Maid, waitress

Camomilla
Chamomile tea

Canditi
Candied fruit

Cannella
Cinnamon

Cannellini
White beans

Cappalunga
Razor clam

Capperi
Capers

Capasante
Scallops

Capra
Goat


Mozzarella and tomato salad with basil

Capricciosa pizza
Pizza topped with various ingredients, which are usually artichoke heart, prosciutto, and mushrooms

Capriolo
Roe deer, venison

Carciofini
Small artichokes or artichokes hearts, often marinate in olive oil

Carpaccio
Originally thin-sliced raw beef with mayonnaise dressing, now used for thin-sliced raw (or sometimes smoked) fish or other meats

Cardi
Cardoons – a vegetable somewhere between celery and artichoke

Carne
Meat, flesh

Carote
Carrots

Carpione
A kind of trout. Often fried and then marinated in vinegar, herbs, and spices

Carre’
Roast loin (usually veal or pork) or saddle

Castraure
Small wild artichokes, most notably of the islands of the Venetian lagoon, available in spring

Caviale
Caviar

Cavoli, cavolini, cavoletti di Bruxelles
Brussels sprouts

Ceci
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

Cena
Supper, dinner

Cerfoglio
Chervil

Cervo
Stag, venison

Cesta
Basket

Champignon
Cultivated button mushroom

Chiacchiere
Strips of fried or baked pastry dusted with powdered sugar

Ciambotta
Vegetable stew with potatoes, tomatoes, egg plant, onion, and peppers

Cibo
Food

Cicoria
Chicory or endive

Ciliege
Cherries

Cinghiale
Wild boar

Cipolla
Onion

Cocco
Coconut

Coniglio
Rabbit

Cotoletta
Cutlet (veal unless otherwise specified) usually breaded and fried

Cotto
Cooked

Crudo
Raw, rare, for salami and fish often means cured

Cremoso
Creamy or thick, as opposed to liquid or runny

Cucina
Kitchen, cuisine, style of cooking

Cuoco
Cook, Chef

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