Wonderous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme at bermudaonion.net. Each week, we talk about a new word that we have come across in our reading and what it means. I am new to this meme, but I love the concept, because I get to mingle with other bloggers while improving my vocabulary...self-improvement AND playing(!)
I am reading "Les Miserables." One of the passages tells about a group of young men that run around Paris and all of the trendy places that they go. I was interested in the trendy restaurants and so I started to look them up to see whether any were still there. When I "googled" the passage, another translation of "Les Mis" popped up! The passage had been about the best place in Paris for roast chicken, but this new passage called it "spatchcocked chicken!"
What on earth is a spatchcocked chicken, I wondered. Do be honest with you, I thought that it sounded vaguely obscene... I looked it up, and it is a way of butterflying chicken. I found an excellent video that provides a "how to."
By the way, I found ANOTHER dish that translated differently while I was doing my search and I am going to cook it and and talk a little more about Les Mis this weekend, if you want to cruise back by and see pics of my French cooking creation!