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Why Are Main Courses In USA Called Entrees?  
User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

I don't understand why Americans call the main part of their meal an entree. Clearly this comes from the French language, but in France an entree is the first,not the main course. Does this not make it confusing in French restaurants ? Can anyone please explain.
Also when eating Italian why does marinara mean a plain tomato sauce whereas in the rest of the world marinara implies seafood.

Chris


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User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Things are just done differently in America I guess.

In America, it's an appetiser followed by the entree. Elsewhere, it's the entree followed by the plat (or main course, etc).


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

it is the rule of language.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3461 times:
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Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
it is the rule of language.

uh huh. So explain the rule of language for those of us who speak English.



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User currently offlineKilljoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

It's especially confusing since the word itself refers to entering, as one would think one enters the meal with the first course. I guess it just sounded better to use a random French word instead of "main course".

Americans... sarcastic   indifferent 


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting Killjoy (Reply 4):
It's especially confusing since the word itself refers to entering, as one would think one enters the meal with the first course. I guess it just sounded better to use a random French word instead of "main course".

Americans...

Memo to fellow Americans:

From now on please refrain from calling the main course the 'entree' and marinara sauce 'marinara sauce'. We don't want foriegners coming over here and accidently ordering deep fried cheese sticks with cocktail sauce as their main course.

Oh dear, maybe we should change 'cocktail sauce' too. We don't want them getting drunk on horseradish. SHIT! HORSEradish. Where does it end??!!!



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3311 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3392 times:

Why is it called an "entree"? Simple. The phoenetic pronunciation of "entree" is "on tray". How is it usually served? On a tray! Hence the word "entree".  bigthumbsup 


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