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European and Mediterranean food

antipasto

noun

cold food that you eat at the start of an Italian meal

coq au vin

noun

a French meal made from chicken cooked with red wine

fondue

noun

a meal that consists of hot liquid cheese, chocolate, or hot oil in a container, into which you put small pieces of food using a long fork

fricassee

noun

a meal that consists of pieces of meat cooked in a thick white sauce

goulash

noun

a Hungarian stew (=thick soup) made from meat and vegetables and hot red pepper

houmous

another spelling of hummus

hummus

noun

a soft food from Greece and the Middle East that is made from chickpeas and eaten cold with bread

humus

an American spelling of hummus

lasagne

noun

an Italian meal made with layers of flat pasta with a sauce, cheese, and meat or vegetables

minestrone

noun

a type of Italian soup made from vegetables and small pieces of pasta

moussaka

noun

a Greek dish made from layers of meat, aubergines, and cheese

paella

noun

a Spanish meal made from rice cooked with vegetables, chicken, shellfish etc

pasta

noun

an Italian food made from flour and water, and sometimes eggs. There are many different forms of pasta, for example spaghetti, ravioli, and lasagne.

pepperoni

noun

a type of Italian sausage that is used in foods such as pizza

pizza

noun

a food that consists of flat round bread with tomato, cheese, vegetables, meat etc on it

plat du jour

noun

a meal that is not included in a restaurant’s usual menu and that is different each day

polenta

noun

a soft Italian food made from maize, eaten with meat or vegetables

ragout

noun

a meal consisting of meat and vegetables cooked in a sauce. Ragout is a type of stew.

ratatouille

noun

a meal made by cooking tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, aubergines, and courgettes together in a pan

sauerkraut

noun

a German food made from cabbage that has been cut into very thin pieces and kept in water with salt to give it a sour flavour

tapas

noun

small amounts of Spanish food served before a meal or with alcoholic drinks at a bar

taramasalata

noun

a soft pink Greek food made from roe (=fish eggs)

tzatziki

noun

a Greek food made by mixing yoghurt, cucumber, and garlic together

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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