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Friday, 24 December 2010

Little Foodie Snippets

What should you expect if you're invited for zakuski?
Small Russian dishes - probably served with iced vodka.

 What language does the word 'bistro' come from and what does it literally mean?
It is from Russian bystro, meaning 'quick' and used by Russians in Paris during the Napoleonic wars who demanded their food be served quickly "bystro, bystro!"

We all know that Harry's Bar in Venice is famously expensive, and is where the Bellini was first created, but what classic cocktail was first created in Harry's Bar, Paris, in 1921?
The Bloody Mary.

Good for a bit of conversation round the Christmas table!!

Merry and Happy Christmas everyone!

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