In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Bœuf à la bourguignon, cooked with wine, salt pork, and garnished with mushrooms and small onions, is probably the best known.
- His personal tastes were simple: he liked potatoes fried with onions, and was partial to poulet à la provençale, washed down with a little Gevrey Chambertin.
- French apple tart (Tarte de pommes a la Normande) is a marvellous apple tart that can be made in a pie plate or tart pan if you have one.
- Patti's Mussels a la Mariniere is reminiscent of dining in an outdoor cafe in the south of France.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.