|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 2, 2004, 2:14|
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:
> <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:
> > Shall we go out for an exotic meal of tempura
> > tonight, or stay in and have plain old
> > fritters?
> OK, I'll bite: what's the connotations of foreign
> food choices? I guess in this case between
> Japanese (?) and Pennsy Dutch. I'm much less
> certain of what either of them are, though
> fritters sound vaguely fried, though I'm pretty
> sure they're not chips.
Fritters and tempura are the same thing, essentially: items wrapped
in batter and deep-fried. That's the point. "Fry" and "fritter" are
doublets, BTW, both ultimately from Latin _frigere_ 'roast'.
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