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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- No vol-au-vent was to be left unturned in the quest for glamour.
- The unfortunate party members, staying in seedy bed-and-breakfasts on shoestring budgets, are reduced to scoffing free booze and vol-au-vents at corporate receptions.
- As well as fresh fish, organic meat and vegetables there is a wealth of special breads, cakes, pastas, sauces, quiches, vol-au-vents, hummus and much more.
- Can a food snob dismiss the party of a rich neighbour with a, ‘Well yes, the house is beautiful but profiteroles and chicken vol-au-vents, puh-lease!’
- That was the good part - cheeses and chocolates, pickles and vol-au-vents, dainty sandwiches, Christmas cake and stuffed dates - enough to keep us amused while the doctor did his rounds.
- I tried my best routines and lines but I was invariably met with a barrage of abuse and general hostility, at one point in the evening I was bombarded with mushroom supreme vol-au-vents and a slew of four-letter words that turned the air blue.
- There will be self-righteous demands for vegetarian vol-au-vents made from people wearing fur coats made from a Siberian Tiger.
- We're used to soggy vol-au-vents, rock hard party sausages and rough Bulgarian plonk.
- Standing knee-deep in sawdust and cardboard boxes a week prior to opening, with not a vol-au-vent in sight, they are convinced that the place will be ready on time.
- I should think some of them choked on their vol-au-vents when he said it.
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