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shaft meal

shaft meal  adj.— «The meal itself becomes—particularly if it’s the usual trinity of chicken, pasta and salad—the shaft meal or the gruel.» —by Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential May 22, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued...

cachundo

cachundo
 n.— «Cachundo, meaning “piece of ass,” might be applied to a particularly homely runner.» —by Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential May 22, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

rail

rail  n.— «When the restaurant closed, we’d take over the bar, drinking Cristal—which we’d buy at cost—and running fat rails of coke from one end of the bar to the other, then crawling along all fours to snort them.» —by Anthony...

skeempers

skeempers  n.— «My father had a favorite term he used to describe anything that pinched or clasped. Consequently, the kitchen tongs and the snaps on my pajamas came to be called skeempers. The Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam Webster...

strohlem

strohlem  n.— «The 18th-century kitchen has a strohlem ceiling that is among the best preserved that team members have seen. Strohlem is the German word for straw and mud, Thomas said. Wooden boards were wrapped in wet straw, then packed...

mangel

mangel  n.— «Not so much a time of picnics or for use of the mangel (barbecue) as it is one for quiet meals celebrated with the family, and with no rigorous dietary proscriptions, it is a good time to play around a bit in the kitchen...