American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A paste of fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and potatoes or moistened bread crumbs.
- n. alternative spelling of taramosalata.
- Modern Greek : taramas, preserved roe (from Turkish tarama, soft roe) + saláta, salad (from Italian insalata, from feminine past participle of insalare, to salt : Latin in-, in, on; see in-2 + Vulgar Latin *salāre, to salt from Latin sāl, salt; see sal). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A special of their own taramasalata may not remind me of that made by the mother of my Greek-Cypriot friend.”
“Once the apogee of sophisticated entertaining in their dinky quartered tubs, these gloopy mixtures – thousand island, cheese and chive, the graveyard of a million splintered Pringles – were quietly dethroned, sometime in the late 1990s, by an invasion from the eastern Mediterranean: salmon pink taramasalata, garlicky tzatziki and, most successful of all, hummus, the colour and texture of wet mortar.”
“She does a fine extended riff on the pointlessness of taramasalata, but what about the pointlessness of their relationship?”
“The road from our villa led down to another great taverna at Alaties beach, where a lady served delicious aubergine dip, taramasalata, salt cod balls, sardines and perfect Greek salad.”
““No prints on it or other trace, except more taramasalata.””
“Put the bread to use as a scoop for the taramasalata, fluffy pink fish roe that suggests cotton candy by way of the sea.”
“They will eat grilled octopus and taramasalata and fried smelt, crunchy heads and all, if said foods are handed to them without ceremony. —”
“It spoke of full fat prawn cocktail and pad thai noodles and ready salted tortilla chips and taramasalata.”
“I imagined a huge bag of fabulously salty, perfectly textured M and S tortilla chips with a huge pot of salty-sweet-fishy M and S taramalata for me, well-made taramasalata exists exactly midway between longing and nausea - and a hangover usually gives it that crucial little nudge in the right direction.”
“*The waggon is loaded wif Greek fud – stuffed wineleaves, fried zucchini and aubergines, taramasalata, Greek salad, pitta bread, souvlaki, bifteki, lamb chops and a whole bottle of Green anis seed schnapps Ouzo.”
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