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Speak Pepper

Even though in English we use the word pepper for both the vegetable and the spice, other languages generally have two different, though very similar words. AND while pepperoni has come to mean a type of sausage we often get on our pizza, it actually means pepper, the vegetable, in Italian!

Italian = peperone (veg), pepe (spice)

Spanish= pimiento (veg), pimienta (spice)

French= poivron (veg), poivre (spice)

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Italian: asparago French: asperge Spanish: espárrago Tis the season- you will start to see a lot of asparagus on menus!

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Salad in the romance languages pretty much sounds like….salad.  Regardless if you find yourself in a bistro, tapas bar or trattoria and are craving one, here you go: French: Salade Italian: Insalata S


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