Why à la tomate and similaire

Judy

Kwiziq community member

14 October 2016

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Judy

Kwiziq community member

15 October 2016

15/10/16

When describing how food is made or similar do you always use 'au a la' etc instead of 'de'

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

16 October 2016

16/10/16

No, you use "à la / au" when the food is one component of many: for example, une tarte à la tomate. You use "de" when the food is the main ingredient, like jus de tomate.

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