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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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Abondance

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Abondance (also called tomme d'Abondance) is a firm cheese produced in Savoie, in southeastern France. It is made from milk of the Abondance breed of cattle—whence its name.

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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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acid drops

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Boiled sweets with sharp flavour from tartaric acid (originally called acidulated drops); known as sourballs in the USA.

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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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Advertising Cookbooklets and Recipes

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, recipes have been used to sell products. At first, recipes were incidental to the products advertised. Publishers hoped that readers interested in the...

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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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African American Food

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This entry includes two subentries: To the Civil WarSince Emancipation

To the Civil War

Since Emancipation

There are multiple aspects to African American...

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aiguillette

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

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aïoli

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Garlic-flavoured mayonnaise used in Provençal cooking. See also salad dressing.

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