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Anchois is the French word for "Anchovy", a kind of marine fish not longer than 20 cm (8 inches) with a greenish-blue back and silver sides, related to the herring. Anchois is pronounced "ahn-shwah".
Advocaatenborrel is the Dutch name of Advocaat which refers to a liqueur traditionally served in the Netherlands that is made from egg yolks and brandy. It has a thick creamy consistency, similar to egg nog with a sweet flavor. Moreover, Advocaat is described as a thick drink, made with Brandewijn, egg, sugar and vanilla. It is so thick that a spoon is often needed to consume (drink/eat) it. Advocaat is usually between 15° and 18° proof.
Ankerstock refers to a typ of spice bread, or gingerbread from Scotland. Ankerstock is known to have been made as early as the1800's. It is typically prepared with rye flour and flavored with dried currants.
Anthocyanin refers to the pigment found in both red grapes and beets that gives them their red color. Anthocyanin is the same element that is responsible for most of the color in red, purple, and blue fruits and flowers. When foods containing Anthocyanin are combined with a substance that is too alkaline, the color will change from red to purple and begin to fade. Adding an acid will prevent this and will even reverse the effect after it has occurred, changing the purple color back to red.
Avocado Fuerte refers to a variety of Avocado which has a dark green glossy skin with pale raised spots. It is buttery in texture with a good flavor and has a medium-sized stone.
Avocado Hass refers to a variety of Avocado which is one of the most popular varieties. It is smallish with a pebbly skin, which ripens to a purple/black color. It containes a small stone and has dense, nutty, fibre-flee flesh. It keeps well.

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