"Sliders" are haute cousine

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 24 20:02:44 UTC 2013

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> "Master chef Wolfgang Puck will create the menu for the official
> Academy Awards afterparty ... The 1500 guests will nosh on more than
> 50 dishes, including ... mini Kobe Burgers."
> Apparently the readers of Parade Magazine too are too upper
> (toasted?) bun to have understood had the word "sliders" been used.
> I learn, however, from Googling "Kobe sliders" that they are known in
> about 52,1000 places and about 105 Google Books.

Here is another example recording the evolution of slider: "Irish
sliders" with potato.

Article title: Colin Farrell Honored at Oscar Wilde U.S.-Ireland
Alliance Ceremony
Author: Alyssa Toomey
Date: Feb. 22, 2013
Organization: E! Online
Website: eonline.com


[Begin excerpt]
Tasty Treats: Stars noshed on mini sandwiches, lamb stew, Irish
sliders (a mini beef patty on a sliced potato), cheese, bruschetta and
bread, and of course, there was a full bar to complement the hors
[End excerpt]


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