Featured Words – December 2018

December 10, 2018 PUCHERO

It is the name in Spanish for a vessel for pottage and various uses. From the Latin word pultārius – kind of cooking pot.  From there, also the name of a Spanish or Latin American stew or soup (a pottage) prepared with vegetables, meat and/or pulses.


Un buen puchero lleva vegetales, raíces, carne y legumbres.
A good pottage includes vegetables, roots, meat and legumes.


“Gallina que no pone huevos, al puchero” – Proverbio español
“Hen that lays no eggs goes to the pot” – Spanish proverb

December 9, 2018 CAMOTE

Spanish word for sweet potatoes (Iponomea batatas).  Directly from the Nahuatl word camotli, it is often called batata in Spain and other Latin American countries, name for the tubers in the Caribbean Taino language.


Los camotes se comen asados o en dulce, pero también en comida salada.
Sweet potatoes are eaten roasted or in sweets, but also in savoury dishes.


“My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling his own sweet potatoes for dinner.” – Lenny Kravitz.

“Mi sueño es convertirme en agricultor. Nada más que un tipo bohemia sacando sus propios camotes de la tierra para cenar.” – Lenny Kravitz.