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Hi I was just wondering if anyone knew why there is a french influence in most cultinary terms that we use today?? Why is the french terms so influential?
 
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Dear Kate r:

Several people have already asked that question. Just thought you might like to know they beat you to the punch. Cheers.

PS: What do YOU think?
 
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Hi Kate!
what kind of research are you doing?
I'm trying to do a linguistic research about english gastronomic terminology.
Do you think we could help each other?

Most of french terms used in English take their origins in the middle ages,during the french invasion of Eng.
The aristocratic families during their banquets ate the dishes and used the terms they knew.
For this reason nowdays most of the french terms are related to
high society (food, wine, manners etc..).
Bye!
L.
 
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