Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A blend of five powdered spices, typically fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and peppercorns, used in Chinese cuisine.
- ‘On the platter is Twice-cooked lamb chops flavoured with five-spice powder and stir-fried mushrooms and baby corn.’
- ‘The meat was tender and sweet, flavoured with five-spice.’
- ‘Rub the salt, pepper and five-spice powder into the skin.’
- ‘Here's the first one I tried - a simple dish of salmon rubbed with five-spice, that amazing Chinese spice blend.’
- ‘A snow-white baby chicken we sampled was lacquered red with Malaysian soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and five-spice powder.’
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.