Month: October 2009
Many people believe that Halloween has its roots in a Celtic religious festival. Its name however, originates from English as it is a distortion of All Hallow Even, which literally means “the evening of all hallowed saints”, or the eve of the Christian festival, All Saints’ Day.
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on February 3, 2007. Mulligatawny soup is the most popular soup in Indian restaurants, all over the world. It started off originally as a vegetarian soup, which derived its name from two Tamil (South Indian language) words, «molegoo» (pepper) and «thanni» (water).
Cilantro is an herbaceous plant that looks a bit like parsley or chervil, but it has a completely different taste. Its leaves are used as an aromatic herb, while its dried seeds, commonly known as coriander, are used as a spice.
Is it a buttercup, butternut or acorn? Finding your way around squash is not always easy, especially when one species can sometimes have more than a hundred varieties and a single fruit can often be known by different names in different places.