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Mar 17, 2010This week's theme
Words about food and eating
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
PRONUNCIATION:(OL-uh puh-DREE-duh, AWL-yuh, AW-yuh)
1. An incongruous mixture.
2. A spicy stew of seasoned meat, vegetables, chickpeas, etc.
ETYMOLOGY:From Spanish olla podrida (literally, rotten pot), from olla (pot) + feminine of podrido (rotten).
USAGE:"Alice Randall's collection of cookbooks is formidable, an olla podrida of Junior League and soul food cookbooks and classics like The Joy of Cooking."
Penelope Green; What Matters Most; The New York Times; Sep 16, 2009.
See more usage examples of olla podrida in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. -Nikos Kazantzakis, poet and novelist (1883-1957)
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