chopped liver


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chopped liver

 (chŏpt)
n.
1. A dense mixture of cooked liver, hard-boiled eggs, chopped onions, chicken fat or vegetable oil, and seasonings, used as a spread or sandwich filling.
2. Slang Something or someone considered of little value: "a necklace and earrings that weren't chopped liver" (Paula Marantz Cohen).

[Sense 2, probably from the fact that chopped liver is often served as a side dish.]
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Corned beef, pastrami, tongue, chopped liver, knishes etc.
We're probably most familiar, here in the UK, with traditional Ashkenazi food - this Germanic branch is where chicken noodle soup with matzo balls, chopped liver, and potato latkes come from - but there are other divisions whose food is a lot less stodgy, where herbs are flung about with glee and garlic is used with an enthusiasm bordering on recklessness.
And while it serves all the Ashkenazi classics -- from pastrami to latkes, blintzes, matza ball soup and chopped liver -- it is neither kosher nor kosher-style.
Originating as it does from a cold climate, Eastern European Jewish cuisine is almost inconceivable without hearty, meaty dishes like brisket, cholent, and chopped liver.
In blender, puree chopped liver, fish, spinach, and eggs until smooth.
Fortunately for tourists who don't have a kitchen to take these goodies home to -- and anyone else who'd prefer their chopped liver sitting down rather than to go -- Russ & Daughters opened a cafe earlier this year three blocks from the store.
Recipes such as Paleo Mayonnaise (made from simple ingredients rather than highly-processed, store-bought mayonnaise), Chopped Liver + Bacon (with onion and Italian parsley), Oven-Baked Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Gazpacho, Slow-Roasted Duck Legs, Mocha Ice Pops, and more make Nom Nom Paleo a choice cookbook regardless of the degree to which one abides by paleo tenets.
Anyone who attended junior high will find familiarity in author Karen Harrington's depictions of bouncing cheerleaders and kids who are your best friend one day and consider you chopped liver the next.
While Clooney is a well-known Hollywood A-lister who is not only an actor but also a producer and a humanitarian activist, Amal is not exactly chopped liver herself.
Popular in countries such as Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania, chopped liver arrived in the United States along with immigrants in the late 19th century.
This week, Rick samples school dinners, a place where chopped liver on toast is beloved by many - a dish he assumes dates back from the Raj days.