Poireaux (Fr)


Pois (Fr)


Poisson (Fr)


Poissoniere (Fr)

Fish-kettle with drainer in the bottom.

Poitrine De Veau (Fr)

Breast of veal.

Poitrine De Veau Rotie

Plain roasted; brown sauce.

Poitrine De Veau A La Printaniere

Breast of veal boned, stuffed, rolled up, braised; served with garnish of spring vegetables.

Poivre (Fr)


Poivrade Sauce

A peppery sharp sauce, brown. (7) Espagnole with vinegar and broken pepper-corns boiled in it, and a spoonful of wine. (3) Carrot, onion, salt pork in dice, pepper-corns bruised, bay leaf, parsley, thyme; all fried in butter; drained of butter; vinegar and brown sauce added, or, if no brown sauce, some brown butter-and-flour thickening and water; simmered, strained.

Poke Weed

A tall, showy American wild-plant which bears purple berries. The young leaves are gathered in spring for tender greens. The berries are used for domestic dyes.


Italian corn-meal mush or porridge usually seasoned with grated cheese, butter, or tomato sauce, or all of them. It is treated in many ways the same as macaroni, being baked with cheese mixed in and on top. Polenta, or mush, is also made of chestnut flour and of wheat farina.

Polenta Puddings

Same as American corn-meal puddings; hot mush with syrup, butter, eggs, fruit, cream; in several varieties.

Polenta Emmanuel

Boil 1 teacupful of Indian corn-meal, stirring till thoroughly boiled; mix with, first, a small pat of melted butter and grated Parmesan cheese; serve very hot with a rich gravy flavored with tomatoes, and with roast larks or other small birds on top.

Polonaise (A La)

In Polish style.


Italian croquettes of minced meat with cheese and other seasonings; fried.

Pommes (Fr)


Pomme-Deterre (Fr)

Earth-apple; the potato. The full name is seldom used, and whether the word pomme in a bill of fare stands for apple or potato is to be judged from the context.

Pommes Nouveaux

New potatoes.


A southern fruit of little utility, sufficiently plentiful in the southern markets; the fruit, however, is curious and peculiar and the subject of frequent mention in ancient books, while the small tree which bears it is a most charming ornament to the gardens and pleasure grounds where it grows, bearing a profusion of showy blossoms in April and May. The fruit is a pulpy, many-seeded berry, the size of an orange, with a hard, brown shell. It is pink or red inside like some varieties of oranges.

Pomegranate Water Ice

Juice of pomegranates strained through a seive and the pips excluded, an equal quantity of strong sugar-syrup or glucose added, little lemon juice, orange rind, color to make it pink; frozen.

Pomegranate Melon

Often called the pomegranate. It is a tiny green-rind melon, mottled like the pie-melon, and not larger than an orange. Inside it is pink with abundant small seeds, closely resembling the pomegranate. Although pleasantly flavored as a melon its small size precludes it from being grown except as a curiosity.