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22:32 Feb 15, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Cooking / Culinary
French term or phrase:myrtilles
Hi all!! Isn't this your humble blueberry? I ask because I'm working on a cookbook, but to my dismay the writer has a list of what she calls red fruits, like raspberries and cranberries, then up pops what I thought was the word for blueberry....Gah! The cat is sitting on my lap, but she's no help! :-) Has the author made a mistake, or am I missing something?
"Fruits rouges" usually just refers to berries in general--they don't actually have to be red, although blueberries do turn red when cooked. It's a little like "légumes verts," which aren't necessarily green (tomatoes and cauliflower are "légumes verts").