In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(taste/smell) (como) a queso
- The ravioli are filled with a blend of soft ricotta and sharp Gorgonzola, in spinach pasta, and they're bathed in a cheesy sauce with blue cheese.
- And the other options are still likely to be fried, roasted, or fried and roasted, and smothered in cheesy or creamy sauce.
- The pages were dry and wan, the classic sign of a cheaply made book, and it was rough on the hands, a cheesy smell still lingering some years on.
- Our dinner begins with a few nibbles: chips with olive and citric acid; lemon tempura with liquorice; and the most divine cheesy bread I have ever tasted.
- My guest was a veggie, who sometimes wishes she wasn't, so she went for the mushrooms in a cheesy, garlicky sauce.
- I eat them and their cheesy sauce with mounds of blandly comforting brown rice, steamed with a cinnamon stick and a couple of cloves.
- Creamy, cheesy sauces are code words for calorie-laden belly-bloaters.
- It's obviously not healthy, but the creamy, silky, cheesy, garlicky sauce makes it all worth it.
- She always put yummy things in there that tasted cheesy or creamy or meaty.
- I stupidly didn't think to get the stuff to make the cheesy sauce that goes into a lasagne so just filled it with cheese and hoped it would be OK.
- In a bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, cream and some pepper and cheese (add one or two tablespoonfuls, depending on whether you want a pronounced cheesy flavour or not).
- The sad fact is that when it is two-pairs-of-socks weather, the body demands shepherd's pie with cheesy mash, sticky toffee pudding and two cups of strong coffee in a loud, insistent voice.
- There's a cheesy edge here and that faint sour-milk taste, too.
- The cheddar mash had no overtly cheesy taste but was rich and creamy and the dish was served with a thick onion gravy, dotted with baby onions.
- The sauce, cheesy and creamy, had just the faintest tang of peppery spiciness to it.
- We dispensed with cutlery for this dish as the delicious cheesy sauce was great for dipping bread into.
- It can give a rich, cheesy taste to an otherwise dull vegetarian soup.
- I have to confess that there wasn't any obvious sign of avocado in the seafood bake, but a firm, cheesy sauce and a huge array of seafood made for an incredibly satisfying starter.
2US slang(shoddy)de mala calidadrasca Southern Cone informal
- The story manages to rise above some of its cheap and cheesy production techniques to reach its redemptive twist of an ending.
- I do not want Cordelia getting emotional reassurance from a cheesy, cheap, plastic phone.
- I'm leaving for Tampa tomorrow to hang out with Florida friends and see the Pixies and ride roller coasters and stay at a cheesy hotel.
- And that's not to mention the even more lucrative video market - the natural home for such cheap, and unashamedly cheesy, comedies.
- He sent a car to pick me up at the cheesy motel.
- I've seen people invest hundreds of dollars on a state-of-the-art graphics board, and then connect a cheap and cheesy monitor to their system.
- At the very least, they limit what you're able to accomplish by offering cheap looking templates and cheesy stock photos.
- However, there's no reason that everything has to look so cheap and cheesy.
- But then he talks her into going to a cheesy German hotel room by saying something in German.
- This isn't a big budget Hollywood film and as such doesn't try to reach for cheesy CGI effects or cheap scares.
3British informal(toothy)a great, big, cheesy grin — una sonrisa de oreja a oreja
- It features a picture of her with a cheesy smile and a low-cut dress.
- ‘You can be taught by the master… free of charge,’ he said sarcastically with a cheesy game show smile.
- They both nod with these ridiculously cheesy smiles.
- She gave a cheesy smile and started flirting shamelessly.
- I had a cheesy smile scrawled on my face and I felt all warm and fuzzy inside.
- He looked up at her and smiled a cheesy smile, making Emily uneasy.
- He looked about as surprised as I was but then he gave me this really cheesy smile and I broke out laughing.
- I hated people with big cheesy smiles - it was so annoying.
- Gone are the inane card tricks, the cheesy smiles and the frilly assistants.
- ‘You'll be thanking me later,’ Lisa chipped in grinning a cheesy smile.
- She gave me a thumbs-up sign and a cheesy smile, effectively causing me to laugh.
- Caroline tried to lighten the tense situation with a cheesy smile.
- She had a cheesy smile on her face as she walked towards the three girls.
- The whiter-than-white Hollywood smile is now considered cheesy.
- Tony's blue eyes lit up and he smiled a big cheesy smile.
- Miguel smiled widely, she called it a cheesy grin at times, but he smiled.
- Apparently he must have seen the cheesy smile on my face since he was just in front of me.
- Perhaps it's just the cheesy smile on the participants' faces as they surface which gets to me!
- Looking closer at the photographs he saw a picture of himself smiling one of those cheesy grins he always put on for photos.
- He shot her a cheesy smile and then quickly glanced in the rear-view mirror.
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