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Re: OT: Shapes of Fast Food (Re: Souvlaki (was most looked-up words))

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 20:10
Henrik Theiling wrote:

> "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> writes: > >... > > For the stereotpyical fast-food *hero* > > sandwich, see > > Thanks. .-)) And then there are: > > 'souvlaki': > > > and 'döner': > >
Excellent!! Marcos' site looks like what I know as gyros (strips of meat). Your souvlaki site seems to correspond with Tristan's definition (chunks of meat)-- perhaps that's a European or at least non-US interpretation. And the döner looks _exactly_ like the thing I described as the source of gyros meat. (It's possible that many Greeks in the US came originally from Turkey in the post-WW I difficulties, though I'm sure both cuisines have influenced each other.) Ahimé, autre pays, autres moeurs......