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Old 08-07-2006, 04:47 AM   #11
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I'm sorry, never heard a word like this. Or it's English (and not italian) and poo tot is "hot pot", or is a strange sound for "patate".
LyNan, I'm curious....I don't know these ways.....Could you send me some, even for mp? Patate is "Patate". Unless you mean the pronounce: f.i. in Milanese, Patate is Patāat.....mmmm... let me see...how can I write the pronounce? Perhaps Puthut, with the second U very long.....
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:22 AM   #12
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i think rdg, and others, have it. it's a dialectic pronunciation of the word potato. many people change the name of dishes to something of their home country's language, because after a generation or 2 away from that country, the names change to more simple forms, to be able to bridge the gap.

we'll need more significant ingredients to be able to guess the dish, tho.

first of all, was there any meat, liquids, or other veggies in the pan?
if not, sort of, i'm thinking it was evoo fried, then herb roasted with a little of the drippings/stock of the accompanying dish as moisture.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:14 AM   #13
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Hi RDG!! In the Valtellina, there were so many dialects just 10 kms from every village that I was constantly straining to understand a conversation away from the Bormin or Platin I had become used to! ( Sorry...I dont know how to add the accents to those words!)

I will give some examples and forgive me for using english looking words to explain..I never learnt how to write in dialects. The second word is ' sounds like'
Letto was letch
Latte was latch
Stanco was strak
Formaggio was Formai

I have no problem in believing that the word poster#1 is struggling with is most likely dialect. Problem is, with such a vague idea about a recipe and no further input from said poster #1, we are not likely to solve the problem in a hurry.
But....patience is a wonderful virtue and if he/she could get back to us with an idea of the region this recipe/teacher came from well....we could move montagne!!! LOLOL
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