Sunday, June 06, 2010

What's in a name?

I haven't the faintest idea why a five inch sausage is called a "hot dog" and a fried cornmeal ball is known as a "hush puppy" since neither has anything to do with dogs. So I shouldn't have been surprised when our friend Chen couldn't tell us why the item above is termed "Blueberry mountain medicine." The lattice is constructed from raw Chinese cucumber and topped with blueberry sauce.

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