Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[postpositive] (of chicken or veal) sautéed in oil, served with a tomato sauce, and traditionally garnished with eggs and crayfish.‘chicken Marengo’
- ‘All the main courses were meaty: blood sausage with roasted apples and potatoes, andouillettes de Troyes, and veal Marengo.’
- ‘Food historians have since suggested that chicken or veal Marengo was probably created in a fashionable Parisian restaurant as much as 15 years after the battle, though admittedly in honour of it.’
- ‘Such is the legend of the origin of chicken Marengo.’
- ‘I'm told that poulet à la Marengo, one entrée on a four-course evening menu, was prepared for Bonaparte on a battlefield in Italy.’
Named after the village of Marengo in northern Italy, scene of a battle in 1800 in which the French were victorious and after which the dish is said to have been served to Napoleon.
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.