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Culinary term esoterica - share yours!

greygarious Dec 25, 2012 06:05 AM

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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    BuildingMyBento RE: greygarious Dec 29, 2012 10:22 AM

    chowhound will field my reply: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/296585 (Harsmar- frog ovary tubes)

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      babette feasts RE: BuildingMyBento Dec 29, 2012 11:18 PM

      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:

      http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race...

    2. PotatoHouse RE: greygarious Dec 30, 2012 08:04 AM

      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.

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