[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ] “A PANTRY is a room where food, provisions, dishes, or linens are stored and served in an ancillary capacity to the kitchen. The derivation of the word is from the same source as the Old French term paneterie; that is from pain, the French form of the Latin panis for bread.”
[FR: Paneterie] [EN: Pantry] [SE: Skafferi] [DE: Speis] [PT: Despensa]
Hello, I’m Miss Morninglory, you can read about me on my Wall. I started this blog to learn about blogging including how often I post and how long I can keep it up once the original passion has faded. My pantry is a simile for my mind. Specifically, for the commentary that emerges there most mornings at breakfast, typically triggered by dissonant news found in the morning’s scan of the online BBC News (there is always SOMETHING.) From My Pantry is meant to become a drip of food for thought about culture, politics, science, male versus female, the universe and anything that pops up in my mind. It also helps to stop me from blending into the blur of busy days going by.
An AMUSE-BOUCHE or amuse-gueule is a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre. The term is French, literally meaning mouth amuser. Amuse-bouches aim to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to cooking. They can be served before the start of the meal and in between courses. They are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons, but are offered for free and according to the chef’s selection alone.