Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.
- ‘A common item, either served on its own or alongside other dishes, is the arepa, a sort of puffy cornmeal pancake.’
- ‘Among the many foods enjoyed are arepas, which are small pancakes made from corn.’
- ‘He was cooking arepas for the girls in a little kitchen that a man had lent to him for a month.’
- ‘Game and fish were always sources of protein, and corn is eaten mainly in the form of thick cakes called arepas and maize gruel.’
- ‘If you're intrigued by Latin cuisine - from arepas, a corn flour pancake and cheese combination popular in Venezuela and Colombia, to Brazil's soft cheese bread paõ de queijo - Miami is your kind of town.’
- ‘New immigrants have added to the on-the-go family, introducing Colombian arepas, Mexican tacos and Uzbek samsas.’
- ‘And vegetables that accompany the latter - sweet-corn arepa and bitter greens - are spotlight stealers.’
- ‘After that we went to eat arepas, a type of snack which is very popular in Venezuela.’
- ‘They concur in the use of annatto, the enjoyment of capers and green coriander as flavourings, the universal employment of coconuts and bananas in cooking, as well as a reliance on the corn bread arepa.’
- ‘I had to try Venezuelan food so I stepped inside and asked the lady (Flor, I suppose) if she could pack me an arepa and a small salad, to go.’
- ‘Similar to arepas are empanadas (deep-fried pasties) and cachapas (a pancake/crepe-like dish), which are filled with cheese, ham, and/or bacon.’
- ‘It is served with fried plantains, black beans, cornmeal pancakes called arepas, rice, and, sometimes, white cheese.’
- ‘So from the land of chacapas and arepas… Have a nice weekend!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.