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An Italian-style salad.‘insalata verde’
- ‘To start, I ordered the insalata do pomodoro pino, tomato salad with mozzarella and anchovies at £4.80.’
- ‘The insalata mista was full of dense, smoky flavours emanating from meaty mushrooms referred to as ‘funghetti trifoli’ and ‘pancetta’ sliced so thinly that it was hard to differentiate from prosciutto.’
- ‘You might creep in at midnight with intent to rustle up scrambled eggs on toast but the kitchen will sneer, preferring free-range huevos rancheros with a little insalata mixta on the side.’
- ‘The panini are pretty good too, especially the one that manages to compress an entire insalata caprese into the space of a toasted sandwich.’
- ‘Let the masses eat powdered eggs - he's already stocked with the ingredients to make insalata di tonno and cannellini e cipolla.’
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