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Monday Night Owls - 18 December 2017 - Romania´s love for garlic
We read an article explaining why Romanians love garlic:
Vocabulary Top 10:
lore/folklore - traditional knowledge, beliefs, and stories that relate to a particular place, subject, or group
livestock - farm animals (such as cows, horses, and pigs) that are kept, raised, and used by people
ward off - to avoid being hit by (something)
remote - far away from other people, houses, cities, etc.
smear - to spread (something) over a surface, often in an untidy way
tripe - the stomach of an animal (such as a cow or ox) that is eaten as food
passed on - died: used as a polite way to avoid saying the word “die”
apotropaic - supposedly having the power to turn away evil influences or bad luck
leitmotif - something (such as a short piece of music, an idea, or a phrase) that is repeated many times throughout an opera, book, story, etc.
syncretism - the combination of different forms of belief or practice
Do you use garlic a lot?
Do you use it just in food, or do you also use it in other ways?