Korean BBQ & Other Culinary Misnomers

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2013/09/07 11:25:47 (permalink)

Korean BBQ & Other Culinary Misnomers

Our discussion on the BBQ board regarding Korean BBQ (which, while not, strictly speaking, BBQ has become part of eating lexicon) got me thinking about other misnamed foods.  Two examples I have always found perplexing:
 
Egg Cream -  mixture of seltzer, milk and chocolate syrup (preferably Fox's U-bet) has neither egg or cream in it.  Not sure how it got in the name, they are not particularly creamy and if made correctly should be foamy rather than creamy.
 
Boston Cream Pie - Clearly this is a cake, yet I have always heard it referred to as a pie. 
 
Anyone else have a good example?
 
Back on the topic of Koren BBQ, my Korean neighbor told me that what we call Korean BBQ is referred to by Koreans by a compound word meaning "meat that is roasted."  She informed me that Korean cuisine does employ a "low & slow" technique for some dishes, but that they are not offered at many Korean restautrants.
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