à la mode

Pronunciation: [of]

French for "in the manner (or mode)[of]," referring to the style in which a dish is prepared. The term has been Americanized to also mean pie topped with ice cream.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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