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What is it?

One of the most ancient and popular types of flat breads, focaccia can be viewed as a distant relative of and predecessor to pizza. It is flat yeast bread that is usually baked with added herbs, cheese or fruit and brushed with oil to maintain a luxurious, soft texture, and it can be sweet or savory. Focaccia can be eaten on its own with oil or tapenade, or used in sandwiches, as pizza, or as an addition to a salad or soup.

Baked focaccia is available at most supermarkets and at Italian delis and specialty stores.


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