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Spotted on the menu at our local Mexican restaurant tonight. Text because I can't post a picture:

MOLE enchiladas - Three chicken enchiladas stuffed with chicken cooked in MOLE sauce and topped with Mexican cheese.Yummy. 

Mole = chili sauce with chocolate and peanuts. Chocolate = brown, which I kind of get, because moles are very dark brown (or black). The peanuts still have me worried though Smile

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I think 'mole' is just the Mexican word for 'sauce', taken from a similar word in an old Mexican language, and has nothing to do with either the colour of the ingredient or the small furry burrower

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When I lived in Norway, I found the fact that the local chewing gum was called Sorbits quite amusing.

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hammill wrote:

When I lived in Norway, I found the fact that the local chewing gum was called Sorbits quite amusing.

 

 

To think Perrier stooped to this.Picture is probably more valid on the Burn in and Cables threads.

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RE: I think Jasper Carrot Would Approve

Excuse the intolerable pedantism, but surely Jasper Carrot would disapprove. He'd get his shotgun out.

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Though any furry brown creatures consumed would presumably be dead, negating the need for violence. embarassed

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RE: I think Jasper Carrot Would Approve

Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

hammill wrote:

When I lived in Norway, I found the fact that the local chewing gum was called Sorbits quite amusing.

 

 

To think Perrier stooped to this.Picture is probably more valid on the Burn in and Cables threads.

 

I think that's thompsonuxb's favourite windup word. 

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Andrew Everard wrote:

I think 'mole' is just the Mexican word for 'sauce', taken from a similar word in an old Mexican language, and has nothing to do with either the colour of the ingredient or the small furry burrower

According to my Mexican-English translator it'sdefinitely a chocolate and peanut based sauce (with chili naturally).

Oh well, never mind.

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hammill wrote:

When I lived in Norway, I found the fact that the local chewing gum was called Sorbits quite amusing.

According to some workmates (North Sea diving trade)  "Sorbits" was what you got if you spent too much time picking up the local talent in Noggie bars....Shock

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Benedict_Arnold wrote:
According to my Mexican-English translator it'sdefinitely a chocolate and peanut based sauce (with chili naturally).

In the same way that 'guacamole' comes from the Nahuati (old Mexican) 'ahuaca-molli', meaning avocado (ahuacatl) sauce (molli)

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I defer to my wife's employee Miss Guadelupe, who is, guess what?  Mexican-American.  There's quite a few of 'em round here, just a couple of hundred miles from Mexico.

 

Anyway, moving on with the day....

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Sorry – just blame it on my lifelong fascination with etymology Smile

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Mole sauce recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-mole-sauce/

Note the cocoa powder.

Looks good, especially on chicken or steak.

This one is good for upsetting the kids too:

http://ridinouttherecession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/recipes072711-2.jpg

Turtle (or tortoise) burgers Smile

 

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I feel a bit queasy.

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Alec wrote:

I feel a bit queasy.

 

Queasy or queso? Smile