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Why do they call it "Entrée"?

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cactusette Oct 14, 2011 05:06 AM

I recently moved to the USA from Quebec. On every menu they call the main course "Entrée". I have always known an "entrée" to be an appetizer...Why is it called this way here? Is it just that I have been wrong all this time or is this something cultural or local even? Entrée in french means entrance I'm really curious to know what the reason behind this is.

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    DeppityDawg Oct 14, 2011 06:10 AM

    Check this out:
    "Why are main courses called entrées in the US?"
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/523985

    The answer is in there somewhere, with a lot of digressions along the way, as usual.

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      cactusette Oct 14, 2011 06:17 AM

      yay! thank you :)

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