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What Did I Just Onden THE HECK FROM THE MENU ? WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE. YOU'RE ABROAD, OR IN A FANCY RESTAURANT, THE STARTER SOUNDS LOVELY BUT WHAT IS IT?? WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TRY AND TRANSLATE IT LITERALLY - YOU MIGHT SUDDENLY LOSE YOUR APPETITE. TO START AMUSE-BOUCHE // Mouth Amuser WHAT IS IT, REALLY? APPETISER ORIGIN: FRANCEO BASICALLY A BITE-SIZED 'HORS D'OEU VRE" (WHICH TRANSLATES LITERALLY AS 'OUTSIDE OF WORK). I SUPPOSE THEY DO AMUSE YOUR MOUTH..'HA HA, OK WHERE'S THE REST OF IT?'. HA STROZZAPRETI // Priest Strangler WHAT IS IT, REALLY? PASTA ORIGIN: ITALY I THE LEGEND OF HOW THIS NOODLE GOT ITS NAME IS JUST AS TWISTED AS THE PASTA ITSELF. IT ALLEGEDLY STEMS FROM GREEDY PRIESTS, WHO, UPON RECEIVING THE DISH FROM LOCALS, WOLFED IT DOWN SO FAST THAT THEY CHOKED! MAIN COURSE TOTE OMA // Dead Grandma WHAT IS IT, REALLY? SAUSAGE ORIGIN: GERMANY ESSENTIALLY MINCED UP BLOOD SAUSAGE FRIED WITH ONIONS AND BACON. TOTE OMA IS ALSO KNOWN AS 'VERKEHRSUNFALL' (TRAFFIC ACCIDENT). NICE. BALG-BHUACHAIR// Poo Satchel WHAT IS IT, REALLY? MUSHROOM ORIGIN: SCOTTISH-GAELIC X IN SCOTS GAELIC, ONE OF THE WORDS FOR MUSHROOM IS BALG-BHUACHAIR AND ONE OF ITS LITERAL TRANSLATIONS IS 'PO0 SATCHEL'. MIGHT NEED A BIT OF GARLIC WITH THIS ONE.. BLOTE BILLEN IN HET GRAS // Bare Buttochs In The Grass WHAT IS IT, REALLY? MASH AND VEG ORIGIN: NETHERLANDS THIS DISH CONSISTS OF MASHED POTATOES AND VEG, AND IS TOPPED WITH GREEN BEANS AND 'WHITE BEANS, WHICH ARE THOUGHT TO RESEMBLE 'BARE BUTTOCKS' POKING OUT OF THE GRASS. SOUNDS.DELIGHTFUL. CENSORED SOUFFLÉ AU FROMAGE // Cheese Breath WHAT IS IT, REALLY? CHEESY EGG CAKE ORIGIN: FRANCEI SOUFFLE IS A BAKED EGG DISH THAT PUFFS UP IN THE OVEN. SOUFFLÉ LITERALLY TRANSLATES AS 'BREATH", AND 'AU FROMAGE IS CHEESE. MAYBE NOT A DISH FOR A FIRST DATE... SIDE ORDERS BRÆNDENDE KAERLIGHED// Burning love WHAT IS IT, REALLY? MASH, BACON, ONIONS ORIGIN: DENMARK E ALTHOUGH THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE ORDERING HEARTBURN, IT'S ACTUALLY MASHED POTATOES, TOPPED WITH DICED FRIED BACON AND ONIONS AND SERVED WITH PICKLED BEETROOT. THE NAME ORIGIN IS NOT CLEAR, BUT EATING THIS DISH CREATES FEELINGS OF 'HYGGE (LOOK IT UP) AND IT IS MEANT TO BE SERVED PIPING HOT. PATATJE OORLOG// War Fries WHAT IS IT, REALLY? TOPPED FRIES ORIGIN: NETHERLANDS THESE FRIES ARE TOPPED WITH AN ODD COMBINATION OF PEANUT BUTTER, MAYONNAISE, DICED RAW ONION AND SOMETIMES KETCHUP! YUMMY. THE NAME DERIVES FROM THE FACT THAT THE MESSY TOPPING LOOKS LIKE A CONDIMENT BATTLEGROUND - OUR GUESS IS THE FLAVOURS ARE ALSO AT ODDS WITH ONE ANOTHER. DESSERT PETS DE NONNE // Nun's Farts WHAT IS IT, REALLY? PUFFED PASTRY BALLS ORIGIN: FRANCEO PETS DE NONNE ARE A FRENCH DESSERT PASTRY, OFTEN FILLED WITH CREAM. THE LIGHTNESS AND HEAVENLY TASTE ARE SAID TO HAVE INSPIRED THE NAME OF THIS POPULAR DISH, HOWEVER, THOSE WHO ATTENDED CONVENT SCHOOL KNOW THE TRUTH BEHIND THE NAME. PAPO DE ANJO / / Angel's Double Chin WHAT IS IT, REALLY? EGGY PUDDING BALLS ORIGIN: PORTUGAL THE NAME OF THESE SWEET TREATS LIKELY ORIGINATES FROM THEIR BEING MADE AND SOLD BY NUNS AND MONKS TO PAY FOR FOOD AND THE MAINTENANCE OF MONASTERIES. THE DOUBLE CHIN ELEMENT MAY JUST BE A NOD TOWARDS THE PUDDING'S CALORIFIC VALUE. ÉCLAIR AU CHOCOLATE // Chocolate lightning WHAT IS IT, REALLY? CHOUX PASTRY ORIGIN: FRANCEO EVERYONE LOVES A CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR! LOVELY CRISP CHOUX PASTRY, FILLED WITH CREAM AND TOPPED WITH A LAYER OF CHOCOLATE.."SIGH*. ÉCLAIR LITERALLY TRANSLATES AS 'FLASH OF LIGHTNING', SO CALLED BECAUSE IT IS EATEN QUICKLY (IN A FLASH). SAUCES OXFORDDICTIONARIES.COM WIKIPEDIA.ORG BITTERBALLENBRUID.COM MENTALFLOSS.COM Brought to you by wwm.cda.eu

Literal Food Translations

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Ever wondered what some of those fancy foreign food names translate as literally? You may feel really cultured when you order a souffle au fromage in a perfect French accent, but then you realise that...

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