Main Entry:  crema
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  cream in a food, a cream sauce, or the topping on a dessert or espresso coffee, esp. tan-colored foam that forms on top of an espresso shot as a result of the brewing process
Example:  The crema is composed of minuscule air bubbles composed of espresso film and forms a "cap" that protects the espresso proper from being exposed to the air.
Etymology:  Ital, Sp
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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