Culinary Byte: Fun Foodie Words
Sometimes in my reading foodie stuff, whether through a book or online or a magazine, I come across some quirky food words that make you scratch your head as to what the heck they are, until the definition helps shed some light. See what I mean below.
apee: Dating back to the 1800s, this soft, sour cream-based sugar cookie takes its name from the initials of its creator, Philadelphia cook, Ann Page.
callaloo 1. the edible young green leaves of a plant (as taro or a member of the genus Xanthosoma) of the arum family used as greens 2. a soup or stew made with greens, onions, and crabmeat or pork
oenophile: a lover or connoisseur of wine
pandowdy: a deep-dish spiced apple dessert sweetened with sugar, molasses, or maple syrup and covered with a rich crust
salmagundi: a salad plate of chopped meats, anchovies, eggs, and vegetables arranged in rows for contrast and dressed with a salad dressing
tomalley: the liver of the lobster