Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:36:36 -0400
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: Ambrosia!
Hmm. Maybe "ambrosia" is a creolism?
Natalie and Peter's comments reminded me that ambrosia in
Jamaica commonly refers to just fresh orange and grated coconut.
Though I searched my Caribbean cookbooks and drew a blank on the name,
one of them turned up "Angel Food" for the same dish (Norma Benghiat's
admirable 'Traditional Jamaican Cookery', which is otherwise very
true-to-life). Never heard that term.
Incidentally, surely coconut id a fruit?! (though technically
it is also a seed-- one of the largest, I guess!)