How paradoxical that the world’s greatest chefs have all been men! Cooking would clearly
seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women’s realm, yet the annals of cookery are
replete with masculine names: Brillat Savarin, Ritz, Diat, Larousse. To compound the puzzle,
there has rarely been a tinge of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these
heroes of cuisine.
A LUCKY FIND ON THE SUBWAY?
Sylvia regularly took a crowded subway train to work during rush hour, so she found it to be a
paradox one hot, steamy Tuesday to easily find a seat in a car that was nearly empty. She
wondered how, in the realm of possibilities, this could be; how often in the annals of subway
history had there been such a fortunate occurrence? To compound the puzzle, looking out the
window she could see many commuters busily racing on the platform to fill other cars. It was
not until she saw the sign on the door that she realized, with a tinge of resignation, why she had
been so “lucky” this morning: “We apologize, but the air conditioning is not working in this
A realm is an area that is ruled by something. If you are a controlling cook who doesn’t like anyone to do anything else in the kitchen, then the kitchen is your realm.
Realm comes from the French for kingdom, but since there aren’t so many kings or queens left in the world, you’ll more often find it referring to non-royal spheres. That could be the sphere of a special kind of knowledge, like the realm of biology, or the political realm. Or it could be an area dominated by some group. Little Italy was famously the realm of the mafia; Hollywood is the realm of film stars.
But this is my country, my realm
We re going to realm of monsters?
The book l’m writing will return him to the realm of humanity.
I’m not saying it’s outside of the realm of possibility.
Annals are chronological historical records. Some annals recount the achievements of war heroes; others, in the form of high school yearbooks, record historically terrible hairstyles.
Annals comes from the Latin word annus, meaning year. As the word itself suggests, many annals are yearly records, but this is not always the case. You may encounter the word annals in the phrase “annals of history,” which refers not to one specific historical record but the collection of all recorded history. Scholarly societies often refer to their regular reports as annals, as in the Annals of the International Society for Porcupine Studies.
Denied enlistment due to poor health, Steven Rogers was chosen for a Programme unique in the annals of American warfare.
One day is all we’ll need to secure your name in the annals of Western history.
If something’s masculine, it’s related to men. When you hear a masculine voice outside greeting your neighbor, you know it’s your dad and not your mom.
Masculine can describe people or things that have qualities often associated with men. If someone has a masculine appearance, the person is probably tall and strong. If your new jacket has masculine tailoring, that means it’s cut like a man’s jacket. Masculine can also refer to words. In many languages, words — especially nouns — are given a gender. If you’ve studied French or Spanish, you know you need to figure out which article to use with a masculine noun.
That’s very masculine.
This is a masculine environment.
Right here in Chicago, young girls plucked from their families are gathered at Harvey Field to see which one of them can be the most masculine.
A tinge is a slight amount of something, like a color or a feeling. Some glaciers have a tinge of blue, and an old photo might make you feel a tinge of sadness.
If a painting has a tinge of orange, there’s just a touch of orange. Outside of colors, tinge can mean a small amount of just about anything. Sometimes you hear about someone speaking with a tinge of anger. That means there’s just a little bit anger showing in their words. A tinge will never bowl you over — it’s always small or subtle.
Not even a tinge of dissatisfaction?
And with a tinge of sadness that I’m no longer in your life.
Cuisine is a type of food that is cooked in a specific way based on a culture’s ingredients, region, and traditions. If you’re craving cannoli, a visit to Chinatown doesn’t make much sense, since cheese is more characteristic of Italian cuisine.
Boiling an egg or flipping burgers on the grill is cooking. But if you want to create cuisine, you need to understand how to prepare the culinary specialties of a particular country or culture. To make Italian cuisine, for example, you’ll need to chop garlic, roll out pasta dough, and simmer pots of tomato sauce. When the word “fine” is attached to cuisine, it describes the food at a fancy restaurant that will part you with a good portion of your money.
I would like to learn about French cuisine.
Maybe it’s the local cuisine.
What’s the cuisine you’re doing?
The 15 of you represent an incredible range of cuisines