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ciappa e la francese

Language: Italian

Description: "The cap and the Frenchwoman." This describes a combination of the caul which covers the brain and curly tripe from the stomach lining, which is thought to resemble a French lady's coiffure. This combination is traditionally used in making büsecca, a thick soup which also contains white beans and vegetables.

Pronounced: CHYAHP-pah eh lah frahn-CHEH-seh
Gender: f
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Lombardy
Also known as: foiolo

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Lombardy

See foods and dishes: la büsecca

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