ficelle means: French string. The term French string is used to refer to foods cooked in broth and tied to strings. In villages, this was common practice to prepare food in a communal pot. This was done to help the owner identify their meat and retrieve it. It is usually used for tough cuts of meat, which require prolonged cooking. Some restaurants use the term for a tender cut of meat, which is poached with a rich broth. This type of cooking is best done with duck breasts and beef filet. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does ficelle mean?

  • French bread loaf that is very long and narrow. (in Merlin Dictionary)