Carpaccio is the name for thinly sliced raw meat. The word was coined in 1950 by Giuseppe Cipriani after the Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio, whose works were being exhibited in Venice that year.
Cipriani believed that the red of the beef matched the colors found in the artist’s paintings.
Adapted from the "365 Words" Page a Day calendar, Workman Publishing.
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Book: Carpaccio, the Pictorial Cycles