Meaning of soffritto

sof•frit•to

Pronunciation: (sō-frē'tōIt.sôf-frēt'tô), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda base for stews and soups, consisting of hot oil, butter, or fat in which a chopped onion or crushed garlic clove has been browned, often with the addition of chopped parsley, celery, and carrot.
  2. sofrito.
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