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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    Say it, Eat it: Gyro

    Gyro [yeer-oh] Meat roasted on a vertical spit. The Greek sandwich is typically served with tomatoes, onions, French fries, and sauce and is wrapped in pita. It’s also often pronounced “jai-roh” around here, but either way you order it, you’ll get the right sandwich. Hear it: Eat it: Get your gyro at Whaddapita, once it… Read on

    Posted: January 10, 2013