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    Eat & Drink

    Say it, Eat it: Crème fraiche

    Crème fraiche[crem fresh] Soured cream. But not sour cream exactly. Crème fraiche is made with cream and buttermilk and is less sour than the sour cream we’re used to piling on our nachos. But the two look alike and can often be swapped in recipes. Or eaten by the spoonful, as someone here at mainetoday.com… Read on

    Posted: January 17, 2013
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    Restaurant Pronunciation Guide

    Say it, Eat it: Crudités

    Crudités[crew da tay] Raw vegetables. That’s it. It’s a simple as the obligatory veggie plate at every family function you’ve ever been to. Hear it: Eat it: Your sister-in-law’s baby shower Petite Jacqueline has les crudités, a trio of three salads, on the menu Read on

    Posted: January 16, 2013
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    Food news

    Jane Fonda (sandwich) booted from Maine (deli)

    According to The Associated Press, a Maine deli owner has changed the name of a sandwich named for actress Jane Fonda after receiving complaints from Vietnam veterans. Read on

    Posted: January 16, 2013
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    Restaurant Pronunciation Guide

    Say it, Eat it: Edamame

    Edamame[eta ma may] Soybeans in the pod. They could get confused for snow peas in a police lineup, except unlike snow peas, your blunt human teeth can’t bite through an edamame pod (but you’ll sure look good trying). Instead, the beans are squeezed out in a fashion similar to the way one might go after… Read on

    Posted: January 15, 2013
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    Restaurant Pronunciation Guide

    Say it, Eat it: Endive

    Endive[en dive or on deev] A leafy vegetable used in salads. People argue on the pronunciation – is it en-dive or on-deev. But both are correct (and actually refer to different leafy vegetables) according to the endive know-it-alls at endive.com Hear it: Eat it: Get a fill of endive in The Corner Room’s bitter greens… Read on

    Posted: January 14, 2013
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    Eat & Drink

    Watch: Tidwell Taste Tour drinks Shipyard Pumpkinhead

    "Did they put the wrong beer in here?" That's the gist of this sample-on-video from the Tidwell Taste Tour (two brothers. one friend, many beers). Sure, most folks have long forgotten about pumpkin beer season, but it's worth a mid-winter look for both the commentary and the animal hats. Oh, and the alternating background graphics. Read on

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    Eat & Drink

    Grilled Cheese with Apple & Sriracha Butter

    Sriracha has developed a pretty dedicated following. The hot sauce gives the grill cheese quite a kick in the pants, but the apple helps keep things from getting out of control. See the full recipe on foodie.com   Read on

    Posted: January 13, 2013
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    Restaurant Pronunciation Guide

    Say it, Eat it: Foie gras

    Foie gras[fwa gra] Fat liver. Specifically, the liver from a goose or duck that’s been fattened for the purpose, unlike some human livers, which are fattened for no reason. Hear it: Eat it: Five Fifty-Five serves Hudson Valley foie gras terrine Try foie gras in a jar at Duckfat Read on

    Posted: January 13, 2013
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    Restaurant Pronunciation Guide

    Say it, Eat it: Frites

    Frites[freet] French fries. Because a fry by any other name is still as salty and delicious. And these beloved sticks of starch are the foundation of another culinary delight on our list: poutine. Hear it: Eat it: It’s a classic: flat-iron steak and frites at Petite Jacqueline The Old Port Sea Grill has steak frites… Read on

    Posted: January 12, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Gnocchi

    Gnocchi[nyo kee] Small dumplings. They’re potato, not pasta, and they’re delicious. (“Gnocchi” is plural. Just one is a “gnocco,” should you want to hoist one into the air mid-meal and proclaim, “This gnocco is the best of them all!”) Hear it: Eat it: Order the gnocchi Parisienne at Petite Jacqueline Local 188 offers house-made gnocchi… Read on

    Posted: January 11, 2013