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Dec 25, 2012 06:05 AM

Culinary term esoterica - share yours!

In the last couple of years I encountered some arcane terminology worth using if you want to annoy or impress people with your vocabulary prowess. Please contribute to the list.

POCILLOVY - the collecting of egg cups

OCCLUPANID - the little cut-out plastic rectangle that closes plastic bags containing supermarket bread. Also called a bread clip but what's the fun in that?

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    1. re: BuildingMyBento

      Contestants in the last season of The Amazing Race ate that in Shanghai. They all seemed to like it well enough, maybe it is one of those things that has more texture than flavor. The eating begins at about 21 minutes:

    2. I don't know if this is esoteric enough, but I propose "White Kidneys". These are actually duck testicles, but that wouldn't look as appetizing on a menu.