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Old 02-20-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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I'm a wine "snub". Meaning I can't stand the stuff. The only flavor notes I get are "sweet" or "bitter".
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Round steak being sold at a higher price as London Broil. London Broil is a prepared entree not a particular cut of beef.
I asked a butcher about that, and he said they label it as "London Broil" because customers kept asking what cut to use for a London Broil. Different butchers might use different cuts and label them "London Broil". We prefer to use flank steak. Oh yeah, and the dish is American, not British (which disappointed me).
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I'm not sure why you decided to offer that comment...
Because I've never encountered a wine I enjoyed, so those aroma/flavor "notes" elude me. Now, fruit it up as a Sangria and I'm fine.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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When Rachael Ray says:
Yummo
Delish
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Xtreme SW Tennessee
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I remember first time I saw a menu with "Haricot bundles with Bacon." What? I felt a little foolish after learning it was whole green beans wrapped in bacon, then baked.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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"sammy" and "sammich" make me cringe. It's "sandwich."

ETA: Hahaha!! I thought the term was "unami" (not "umami"). I had to google it. You're right, of course. Shows you how little I know. But I do know that a sandwich is called a sandwich.
Yes, those words make my skin crawl. It just sounds so stupid when an adult says "sammy," and "sammich" sounds really backwoods.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Yum, yummy foodie, sammich, subs, food porn, foodgasm, smashed, munchies, delish, num num...

Elnina, you're making me puke! I hate all of those words.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I asked a butcher about that, and he said they label it as "London Broil" because customers kept asking what cut to use for a London Broil. Different butchers might use different cuts and label them "London Broil". We prefer to use flank steak. Oh yeah, and the dish is American, not British (which disappointed me).
That Jargon then spread like wild fire with a steep price increase. I worked May days as a meat cutters assistant and do know the lay of a steer. The other pure marketing Jargon is Certified Angus Beef. Iíd love to feed out 5 different breeds of lesser known beef breeds with the same diet and have a third party who knows nothing but to conduct the test and show the results. In the world of beef production the angus breed was a slower growing, less efficient at turning feed stuffs to red meat, and less profitable to feed animal. The alternative to losing more market share was to generate hype for increased sales.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:33 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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Another word I find pretentious is 'aubergine'. Unless you're French, or it's listed on a French cookbook or on a menu of a French Restaurant, just call it 'eggplant' for goodness' sake! Nobody will think less of you for saying that, I promise!
While Iíll agree with you 100% that the word eggplant should be used in the U.S., when I first started to cross the pond for vacations, as a U.K. citizen with French blood, I was mystified by the words eggplant and zucchini on menus, I ordered some on the basis of how bad could it be.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was what I know as aubergine and courgette, both of which I can eat until the cows come home.
Iím happy to order eggplant when Iím a guest in your country, and I wouldnít be so pretentious as to order zucchini back home.

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"sammy" and "sammich" make me cringe. It's "sandwich."
Prepare to cringe if youíre ever in Liverpool then, Scousers, (inhabitants of Liverpool), call sandwiches sarnies.
Youíll sometimes hear it among blue collar Londoners too.
As we working class Londoners pronounce the word sandwich as samwidge, there is a greasy spoon in Grays Inn Road, near Kings Cross Station, called Sam Widges.
 
Old 02-20-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Prepare to cringe if youíre ever in Liverpool then, Scousers, (inhabitants of Liverpool), call sandwiches sarnies...
Then there's the bacon or chip butty.
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