Definition of Marengo in English:

Marengo

Line breaks: Ma|rengo
Pronunciation: /maˈrɛŋgəʊ
 
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adjective

[postpositive]
(Of chicken or veal) sautéed in oil, served with a tomato sauce, and traditionally garnished with eggs and crayfish: chicken Marengo
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  • Food historians have since suggested that chicken or veal Marengo was probably created in a fashionable Parisian restaurant as much as 15 years after the battle, though admittedly in honour of it.
  • All the main courses were meaty: blood sausage with roasted apples and potatoes, andouillettes de Troyes, and veal Marengo.
  • Such is the legend of the origin of chicken Marengo.

Origin

named after Marengo, a village in northern Italy and the site of a battle (1800) in which Napoleon defeated the Austrians, after which the dish is said to have been prepared for him.

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