Finger-counting around the world

On my first trip to Düsseldorf, I encountered a critical incident that resulted from the different finger-counting systems between China and Germany....

I·ATE: Naleśniki, crêpes and palačinka. Sweet or savoury?

Do you prefer sweet or salty food? Are you a sugary sweetheart, or do you have a salty side? Do not worry if you...

I·ATE Food Term of the Week: Huesos de santo

We continue with the theme of Halloween/All saints this week by presenting you with this traditonal Spanish and spooky sweet treat: los huesos de...

I·ATE Food Term of the Week: Kalter Hund

Everyone knows about hot dogs, but what about cold dogs? No worries, no dogs have been harmed for this recipe. Kalter Hund (literally "cold dog")...

I·ATE Food Term of the Week: Novel food

Over the last couple of decades consumers have noticed the growing presence of baobab fruits among the selection at the greengrocers’, algae vermicelli in...
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What is the relationship between language and culture?

Before answering this complex and difficult question, I need to define first these two notions. I will maintain Byram’s (2008) version for culture defined...

I-ATE: Λουκούμι-Turkish Delight- Rahat lokum

Whether you call it λουκούμι, rahat lokum or rahat-ul hulkum you will get the same “Throat Comfort” as the Turkish translation of the term...

IATE Term of the Week: connectivity

    There have been significant technological developments in the last decade when it comes to methods of communication. This has led us to not only...

I·ATE: From the Spanish pisto to the Middle Eastern shakshuka

Cold days are at our doorstep, so what about resorting to a traditional recipe that will keep us warm and healthy? This week, we...

I·ATE Food Term: Christmas feast

Christmas day is fast-approaching and with it comes the promise of presents, visitors, sing-songs and all-round festive joy. However, one of the things we...
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