American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something that appears elaborate and impressive but in actual fact lacks substance: "the Potemkin village of this country's borrowed prosperity” ( Lewis H. Lapham).
- After Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, who had elaborate fake villages constructed for Catherine the Great's tours of the Ukraine and the Crimea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chicken extremeÃ±a, pollo ajillo and veal Sevilla are house favorites.”
“Chicken extremeña, pollo ajillo and veal Sevilla are house favorites.”
“The food was fabulous - gambas al ajillo (shrimp + garlic) was particularly awesome, as was the octopus and chorizo (sausage).”
“At left, the gambas al ajillo, a dish of sizzlling shrimp, garlic and guindilla peppers.”
“- La Casa del Abuelo, Madrid (www. lacasadelabuelo.es/) is a crammed in, smoke-filled, noisy, stand-up only, spit and sawdust bar just off Plaza Santa Ana in the heart of Madrid which serves just two dishes – gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic), and gambas a la plancha (grilled prawns), served hot, sizzling and spicy from a grill in the bar itself.”
“The cooks invited me into the kitchen and gave me a lesson in my absolute favorite Mexican shrimp recipe, camarones al ajillo.”
“Mariscos d'Marlo's garlic-chile shrimp: Camarones al ajillo: Mexican Recipe”
“Mariscos d'Marlo's garlic-chile shrimp: Camarones al ajillo by”
“We had the whole red snapper stuffed with shrimp, octopus, peppers, cheese, and maybe achiote among other things; the orange roughy "al ajillo," meaning in a reduction of guajillo chiles, garlic, orange juice, and brandy; and three ceviche tostadas.”
“A favorite is gambas al ajillo, which are prawns with a garlic sauce cooked in an earthenware pot.”
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