Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
An exclamation of contempt and defiance, usually reciprocal: the most desperate exercise of so's-your-old-man since polemics began (1925+)
the foods and techniques associated with the African American cuisine of the United States. The term was first used in print in 1964 during the rise of "black pride," when many aspects of African American culture-including soul music-were celebrated for their contribution to the American way of life. The term celebrated the ingenuity and skill of cooks who were able to form a distinctive cuisine despite limited means