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  • noun A specific variety of medium-sized, flat onions


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  • Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal The restaurant serves scrambled eggs three ways: with Austrian pumpkinseed oil and chives; with crispy onions and Speck, a smoked bacon; and with Gruyere, walnuts and cipollini onions, pictured here.

    An Austrian Brunch 2011

  • Amanda Marsalis for The Wall Street Journal DINNER: 430 calories | Artichoke heart with fava bean puree, a glazed cipollini onion, pea shoots and tendrils.

    The Starvation Vacation Christina Binkley 2011

  • I am figuring out what I am going to make with the cipollini onions and the tiny potatoes.

    Liz Neumark: Around the Corner Liz Neumark 2011

  • A roast rib-eye with Masami wagyu beef -- that rarefied cattle from Japan said to never eat, touch, or even look at added hormones in their lifetimes -- with cipollini, Yukon mousse, black truffles and hazelnut was butter-soft and marinated in juices that would make even the holy cows of India salivate.

    Perry Garfinkel: Can India Meet France in a San Francisco Kitchen? 2010

  • The former is a white pearl onion, the latter a flat cipollini onion.

    Groundwork: The dirt on onions 2010

  • I had a cipollini for lunch, it made me a little gassy.

    Instant Icons: Design Run A-Meh BikeSnobNYC 2010

  • Butterfly-shaped farfalle tossed with baby spinach, roasted cipollini onions and chanterelles celebrates the market but also the pasta maker; the dish is meatless but rich, thanks to its foamy butter sauce.

    Tom Sietsema on Equinox and 701: New chapters for two downtown mainstays Tom Sietsema 2010

  • A beefy grilled hangar steak with baby zucchini, cipollini onion, and haricots verts didn't really need the ancho romesco it came with, but no matter.

    Ed Levine: Recipe for Success? 2009

  • They were on skewers with a piece of ham-like bacon and a cipollini onion.

    Fiddleheads - A New Experiment Jennifer 2009

  • Ina Garten's perfect roast chicken will get roasted on a bed of carrots and last week's huge cipollini onion I plan to substitute the squash for the fennel in the recipe and don't think the chicken needs butter rubbed into the skin, served with some salad.

    Reading, Writing, Cooking and Crafting: Tantre farm share, week 17 Kate 2009


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