One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cabbage of a hardy variety with densely wrinkled leaves.
- ‘A steamy bowl of country soup made with farro and shreds of savoy cabbage arrived after that, and then a dish of squid salad doused with garlic, soft chickpeas, and a dressing that tasted pleasingly of lemons and tahini.’
- ‘My main course, saddle of rabbit with white beans and savoy cabbage, would have been improved by a bunny that had seen a bit more of the world.’
- ‘Leaves often have a ruffled surface like a savoy cabbage.’
- ‘Daringly under-cooked, quickly stir-fried broccoli, green leek and savoy cabbage make a good alternative for people who feel cheated unless there's extra veg on the side.’
- ‘My rack of lamb was baked to perfection and nestled on a bed of peppered savoy and sliced potatoes, augmented by a delicious rosemary and orange jus.’
- ‘It was perfectly complemented by a risotto of sorrel and wild mushrooms, leek cream, savoy cabbage and truffle dressing.’
- ‘A strange roulade of smoked and fresh-cooked salmon with savoy cabbage and crushed potatoes in a light caraway broth seemed a little less strange when you pulled the two preparations of fish apart.’
- ‘Spinach and fancy cabbages like crinkled-leaf savoy were also popular, as were specialty corns, such as popping corn.’
- ‘Serve the scallops on top of a mound of garlicky hummus or buttery savoy cabbage.’
- ‘Delicate skate in a grainy mustard sauce is bolstered by a forceful bed of savoy cabbage and water chestnuts.’
- ‘The savoy cabbage, not being as crunchy as regular cabbage, has more of a chewy texture and fits in very well with the other flavors.’
- ‘Fillet of beef with a chive and mustard crust on a stir-fry of savoy cabbage, shitake mushrooms and smoky bacon, herb potatoes, and toast carrots with a sun-dried tomato, basil sauce.’
- ‘And a hefty braised pork chop with carrots, savoy cabbage, and fingerling potatoes is just the kind of comfort food we crave now.’
- ‘‘Savoy Express’ is the earliest savoy cabbage, just perfect for that crispy slaw or cabbage salad, and each 1-1 1/2 pound head can be spaced only 12 inches apart.’
- ‘Try seared seabass with butternut squash purée, chicory and white bean sauce, and roast venison with confit savoy cabbage and tarragon mash.’
- ‘There was a nice waxy potato and onion gratin, stir-fried savoy cabbage, sweet roast carrots, quite acceptable courgette and mangetout.’
- ‘I am still dithering over whether this would best be accompanied by savoy cabbage or French beans.’
- ‘The savoy cabbage had been pulled earlier that day.’
- ‘Instead of being stuck with showy herbs and bombed with sweet sauces, his pork is marinated in olive oil, then plated in neatly grilled slices on a mound of savoy cabbage speckled with fennel seeds.’
- ‘Two more courses whetted the appetite for the roast, which was a venison rack with savoy cabbage, a pancetta ham basket filled with mousseline potatoes on a venison reduction.’
Late 16th century: from Savoy.
An area of south-eastern France bordering on north-western Italy, a former duchy ruled by the counts of Savoy from the 11th century. In 1720 Savoy was joined with Sardinia and Piedmont to form the kingdom of Sardinia, but in 1861, when Sardinia became part of a unified Italy, Savoy was ceded to France.
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