Foodie word of the Day: Amuse Bouche

Amuse Bouche

Amuse-bouches – I know the term Bouche from the childish mention of Ferme La Bouche (or however thats spelt!). But what does this curious term mean. Come Dine With Me’s more pretentious contenders do this.

They are different from appetisers as they aren’t ordered from a menu. They are served for frree by the chef’s selection. These are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to the art of cuisine. The term is French, literally translated to “mouth amuser”.

I tried one at Cinnamon Kitchen the other day, it was delightful!

Funny how some really fancy restaurants serve Amuse Bouche portions as mains!

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