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à la mode

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Bœuf à la mode is beef braised in the classic way; also (in USA) fruit or other sweet pie served with ice cream.

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absinthe

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A green aniseed-flavoured liqueur, originally flavoured with wormwood, although this is now banned owing to its toxicity; in the 19th and early 20th centuries drinking absinthe was regarded...

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adulteration

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The addition of substances to foods etc. in order to increase the bulk and reduce the cost, with intent to defraud the purchaser. Common adulterants are starch in spices, water in milk and...

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advocaat

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Advocaat, a thick, sweet, creamy, yellow, alcoholic drink of Dutch origin, is made from egg yolks and brandy. It does not seem to have become well known in Britain until the 1930s. Its name...

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aiguillette

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A thin strip or slice of cooked poultry, meat, or fish.

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alexander

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A cocktail; usually gin, crème de cacao, and cream, although other spirits may be used.

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aligoté

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A grape variety widely used for wine making, not one of the classic varieties. Burgundy's second-ranking white grape.

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allspice

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Dried fruits of the evergreen shrub Pimenta officinalis (syn. P. dioica), also known as pimento (as distinct from pimiento) or Jamaican pepper. The name allspice derives from the aromatic...

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américaine

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A lobster prepared à l'américaine is sautéed and then briefly cooked in white wine, brandy and olive oil with tomatoes, shallots and garlic.

There is a long-standing and ultimately...

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aniseed

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The dried fruit of Pimpinella anisum, a member of the parsley family, which is used to flavour baked goods, meat dishes, and drinks, including anise, anisette, arak, and ouzo. See also...

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