Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fettunta

Fettunta (Oily slice), Piazza de' Pitti, Florence
Tray of fresh “fettunta” (literally: oily slice)
Grilled Tuscan bread with olive oil (and garlic)
Piazza de' Pitti
Florence, December 2015

Fettunta is a contraction of the Italian words fetta and unta, often (awkwardly) translated as ‘oily slice’ in English. Una fetta is indeed a slice of something—cake, bread, cheese, meat—and unta does in fact mean ‘oily.’ But I think we can do better.”
(Fettunta: Garlic Bread the Tuscan Way, The Bittersweet Gourmet)

2 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

If only I can get my hands on one of these !

Dina said...

Thanks for the language lesson.
I'm a big fan of good olive oil.