HossC Posted October 31, 2022 Report Share Posted October 31, 2022 12 hours ago, HossC said: We've had a 2-day food festival in town this weekend. There were all sorts of street foods from around the world, a large selection of jams and chutneys, cookery demonstrations and various other attractions which included Latvian folk dancing. I had some very nice, freshly made crisps (potato chips) and a huge meringue yesterday, and a curry followed by mini donuts today. I've also got some raw honeycomb and carrot cake marmalade to eat over the next few days. 5 hours ago, RogerDuke said: Now I'm hungry. Are chutneys what we call jelly? What about curry? I thought that was a spice. Is meringue what we call pie? I thought I'd covered the cultural differences with "potato chips". Chutney is a spicy or savory condiment originating in India. Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar, and spices. It’s used to provide balance to an array of dishes, or highlight a specific flavor profile. Broadly, the word chutney is now applied to anything preserved in sugar and vinegar, regardless of its texture, ingredients, or consistency. Apparently, Major Grey's Chutney is a type of sweet and spicy chutney popular in the United States. Curry in Western usage is a dish composed with a sauce or gravy seasoned with a mixture of ground spices that is thought to have originated in India and has since spread to many regions of the world. The foundation of many Indian curries is a mixture of onion, ginger, and garlic. In the UK and Ireland, Indian restaurants and takeaways are very popular. There are several types of meringue, but the most basic is egg white mixed with sugar which is then beaten until it's light and fluffy before being baked. It can be a topping on dishes like lemon meringue pie or the base of dishes such as pavlova. The ones found in bakeries are hard on the outside, but may contain a slightly chewy center, and can include chocolate or buttercream decoration. RogerDuke and Hobie Hartkins 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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