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Old 08-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #6
Michael Rowley
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Stalks of regular (Pascal) celery
How did Pascal get his name attached to celery? I see 'Pascal celery' for the first time, but nowadays we in England think only of sticks of blanched celery, which should be crunchy, not stringy (but it's frequently stringy). In Germany, 'Sellerie' is usually celeriac, unless you specify 'Stangensellerie', which of course is reminiscent of your 'stalks'.

No wonder I always declined to translate into American English, since there are too many ways of being caught out, spelling being the least of the problems.

sultana the name of a grape variety
Yes, but on account of the yellow dried product that is formed, it's also (and more commonly) the name here of the dried product.

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