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Mr. E

Mr. E  n.— «On combat duty, American soldiers are fed on MREs, or Meals, Ready-to-Eat. These are virtually indestructible and long-lasting packed meals of up to 1,300 calories each. Of course, as with all institutional food, MREs are not...

white death

white death  n.— «Food manufacturers have clung to public misperceptions with regard to white foods, particularly white breads, white rice, white sugar and white table salt, all of which are commonly referred to as white death by most...

super-duper Tuesday

super-duper Tuesday  n.— «But if Kerry is crowned in Wisconsin, then Super-duper Tuesday (essentially a national primary on March 2) will be a low-turnout bore when it could be another injection of excitement.» —“Let Them Eat a Bit...

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry  n.— «Of course, one more permutation of eggnog needs to be addressed. How did the hot version come to be called a “Tom and Jerry”? When I was a kid in Minnesota, the eggnog my brothers and I furtively gulped...

ad grat

ad grat  n.— «Ad grat, or auto grat, as it’s know in the biz, is a restaurant standard that means gratuity is automatically added to a check. Generally the gratuity is 18 percent, it’s added on the pre-taxed total for large parties...

auto grat

auto grat  n.— «Ad grat, or auto grat, as it’s know in the biz, is a restaurant standard that means gratuity is automatically added to a check. Generally the gratuity is 18 percent, it’s added on the pre-taxed total for large parties...