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Amuse bouche: Cobblers and Early Settlers

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Pies were quite popular in England, so when the first English settlers came over to America, they wanted to make a taste of home. However, without equipment like a brick oven or a Dutch oven, early American settlers had to cook pies over an open fire, so cobblers became popular, because the fruit could stew under the topping and the topping was able to cook from the heat generated by the pot’s lid.

Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, p. 272.

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Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain

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