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#1 of 6 Old 09-28-2007, 09:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, you intrigued yet?

We got some Thai basil in our CSA box and whilst scouring the Wide wide world of web for recipes, I found this one.

Please note that the title of the recipe includes what I believe to be a typo, but what is a lovely bit of new coinage: "vegetariables." I guess that's a vegetarian recipe with a lot of variables?

But, can anyone enlighten me as to what, in this context, "mange tout" means? I know the literal translation is "eat all" but what kind of foodstuff is it?

TIA!
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I googled and it means sugar snap peas/pea pods.
It's French for "eat all" as in you want to eat them all before you get home!

Thanks this looks yummy!

Vegetariables...refers to the variable nature of farming. You might get rain, you might get sun. You might get "mange toutes" and you might not. (I"m making this up)

Off to google "courgette." I know "aubergine" is eggplant. (The answer: courgette is zucchini or summer squash. Not clear if it means the green or yellow kind.)

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Mange tout are peas. I think sugar snap peas would be a good substitute. You could also use snow peas if you prefer. They're two different textures.

Aubergine=eggplant
Courgette=zucchini or green squash

Hey, my year in France was good for something
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Not sure what the difference is between the two types of peas? Is one younger in the spring, the other larger and more mature?

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Apparently it is a British variation on a French vegetable names mange tout (snap peas). My inlaws uses those veggie identification and I have a hard time following him. I am surprised the recipe did not call for capsicum.
http://chinesefood.about.com/library/bltrivia40.htm
For French literally Mange tout - wouldn't be "eat all"? manger= to eat and tout= all.
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mange tout = snow peas.

sugar snaps are still called sugar snaps here.

courgette usually means green zucchini, we don't usually get the yellow. It's actually the same pattern: courge is squash in French, so courgette means little squash; zucca is squash in Italian, so zucchini means little squash.

no one uses capsicum for bell pepper anymore as far as i know but I think Australians might.

oh, and spring onion = green onion/scallion, if you come across that!

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