Quiz: how well do you know sweets around the world?
The world of cuisine is rich in language, often with borrowings from a wide array of cultures, names that follow recipes as they are exchanged across continents and oceans. But when food travels, sometimes the meanings are lost in translation; when you ask for apple pie à la mode in the US, you will get a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side – but is that what ‘à la mode’ means in French?
Let’s see how well you know your sweets of foreign origin!
For more on sweet things, check out The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets!