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A general term used to describe a dish made from a wide variety of ingredients on hand.

Over time, in Italian, it came to denote a pie with a savoury filling with a top and bottom pie crust. Pasta is often even put inside the pie.

Language Notes

Derived from the word "pasta", which means "dough".

Painters used the word "pasticcio" to describe works of art that were a hodge-podge of blatantly imitative styles.

See also:

Savoury Pies

Aussie Meat Pies; Bacon and Potato Pie Recipe; Bacon & Onion Tart Recipe; Cottage Pie; Cow-Heel Pie; Devizes Pie; Fray Bentos Pies; Friday Pie; Hornazo; Huntingdon Fidget Pie Recipe; Huntingdon Fidget Pie; Melton Mowbray Pork Pies; Muggety Pie; Pasticcio; Pork Pies; Puffed Pinwheel Pizzas Recipe; Sausage and Mushroom Turnovers Recipe; Savoury Pies; Shepherd's Pie; Stand Pies; Stargazey Pie Recipe; Stokenchurch Pie Recipe; Stokenchurch Pie; Tartiflette Tart; Tourtière; Zucchini and Pesto Puffs Recipe

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Also called:

Pastiche (French)


Oulton, Randal. "Pasticcio." CooksInfo.com. Published 24 February 2004; revised 18 February 2011. Web. Accessed 06/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/pasticcio>.

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