Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:36:36 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" 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!) --peter patrick georgetown u. O