I love the looks and scents of this recipe and for quite few good reasons: it comes from Ancient Rome, it has almonds in and of course, green string beans and cilantro. I’m definitely getting this one done soon. I hope there are some of you who also love fish as much as I do! Thanks, Koolkosher Kitchen! And the music has the right mood, too!
This is a fast dish, but a long story, going back to ancient Rome. You think that almondine means “made with almonds,” and you are right. But google it, and you’see a different word – amandine. Google that, and it means – surprise! – made with almonds. Scroll down a little, and the Urban Dictionary tells you that it means “She who has to be loved.” It also has this beautiful little tidbit of poetry:
I think I’m falling in love. And not with just an ordinary girl. Not with a real beauty.
Not with a model, a friend, a dream. But with Amandine. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Amandine)
The name Amandine is a feminine form of the Roman name Amandus, which is derived directly from Latin amanda, “lovable, worthy of love”(www.behindthename.com/name/amanda). What does all this have to do with almonds, you ask?…
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