Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of an egg) boiled for a short time, leaving the yolk soft or liquid.
- ‘She comes home to cook her breakfast of oatmeal and a soft-boiled egg.’
- ‘The next day, Maxence soft-boiled the eggs (eight minutes, as per the lady's instructions), while I slivered one of the truffles thinly.’
- ‘In the warmer seasons, they commonly eat bread and jam, hard- or soft-boiled eggs, a white cheese made from sheep's milk, salty olives, and warm milk or hot tea with milk.’
- ‘I'm sure Senyor Adria's soft-boiled quails' eggs in a caramel glaze, his wild strawberries in Campari and his deconstructed paella were wasted on the music-trade bigwigs, who would have been happier at McDonald's.’
- ‘It started out well, with a soft-boiled egg with a morel cream and truffle mouillettes (toasted fingers of bread to dip into the egg), and then a lobster tempura on a bed of ceps, with a velouté de cèpe poured all around.’
- ‘Until this morning, I might have argued that it was the perfect breakfast - give or take a few buckwheat pancakes, a bowl of homemade granola and yogurt, or the occasional soft-boiled egg with toast, butter optional.’
- ‘There are eggs: a soft-boiled hen's egg, with rich black truffle purée and Melba toast for me, a white truffle oil-infused custard set in an open egg shell for him.’
- ‘For soft-boiled eggs, simmer for four minutes.’
- ‘Having read a review of his soft-boiled egg in a rival paper the other week, which pronounced it overcooked and asked what kind of chef it was that could not boil an egg, I ordered it myself, to give him a shot at redemption.’
- ‘I'd like an order for two, please, one soft-boiled egg for two, a half order of buttered toast.’
- ‘I ordered a breakfast of tea, kaya toast and two soft-boiled eggs.’
- ‘Darling brought out Ted's hash browns and my soft-boiled eggs.’
- ‘Amazing in the sense that I was amazed by it - singular: one large pasta parcel, which had a soft-boiled egg yolk at the centre and cream cheese on the outside, with the leek on top and the ratatouille underneath.’
- ‘As I got up from the breakfast-table in the vast, chandelier-dotted dining room at St Moritz's most distinguished hotel to collect my soft-boiled Swiss egg, my napkin slipped towards the thick red carpet.’
- ‘Baby artichokes en barigoule (braised in white wine and olive oil) came with perfectly soft-boiled halves of quails' eggs and effervescent-tasting violet heartsease flowers.’
- ‘When I was very young and staying at their apartment in the West End, she used to make me soft-boiled eggs, out of their shells in a little bowl, mixed together with lots of salt and pepper.’
- ‘John Tyler actually sat in this breakfast nook and ate soft-boiled eggs from those egg cups.’
- ‘It would be fun to eat soft-boiled eggs using the set shown in Plate XVI, which was found in the original fitted box.’
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.