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1 a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked
2 (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

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From roulade, from rouler (to roll), from Old French roler.


  1. a slice of meat that is rolled up, stuffed, and cooked
  2. An elaborate embellishment of several notes sung to one syllable

Extensive Definition

For the musical term, see Roulade (music)
For the parkour movement, see Parkour
The word Roulade originates from the French "rouler" meaning "to roll". Typically , a Roulade is a European dish consisting of a slice of meat rolled around a filling, such as cheese, vegetables, or other meats. A roulade, like a braised dish, is often browned then covered with wine or stock and cooked. Such a roulade is commonly secured with a toothpick or metal skewer, piece of string or spinach. The roulade is then sliced into rounds and served. Of this common form, there are several notable dishes:
  • Braciole, Italian roulade consisting of beef, pork or chicken usually filled with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and eggs
  • Paupiette, French veal roulade filled with vegetables, fruits or sweetmeats
  • Rouladen, German beef roulade filled with onions, bacon and pickles.
The second most common form of roulade consists of a souffle-type mixture baked in a flat pan rolled around a filling. Appropriate to the etymology of the word however, roulade may refer to any such "rolled" dish, such as sushi, and is not limited strictly to the European dishes. Roulades can sweet as well as savoury. The swiss roll(cake rolled around jelly filling) is an example of a sweet roulade.

See also


roulade in Danish: Roulade
roulade in German: Roulade
roulade in French: Roulade
roulade in Swedish: Rullad
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