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2010-07-07 07:30:00

SEATTLE, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In his endless search for culinary pleasure, love at first bite struck Jeffrey Saad at a little French bistro in San Francisco over foie gras and a glass of Sauterne. According to Saad, this was the first time he experienced the "ah ha" of what a true wine and food match can do. Saad, runner up for the Next Food Network Star Season 5, shared his most unforgettable food and wine pairings, while providing attendees with some simple, memorable tips for...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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