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    What is the meaning of "Upper cook room" in the following context:

    "SO WE START OFF
    WITH PEAS AND CARROTS
    AND CORN AND POTATOES
    AND BEEF,
    AND IT ALL ARRIVES
    IN OUR UPPER COOK ROOM."

    The chef was talking about how to make freeze dried beef stew.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: upper cook room

    It sounds as if they have more than one kitchen to me- an upper and a lower one.

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    Tdol might well be right but 'cook room' doesn't sound very English - was it written by a native speaker?

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    Default Re: upper cook room

    yes, it was said in Mark Summers' "Unwrapped".

    Still it's a bit weird for me.

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    Default Re: upper cook room

    You sure? I've just googled "upper cook room" and there are only 2 matches - both within the last 24 hours. I might have added a 3rd with this entry.

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    Default Re: upper cook room

    I got two results from this thread and a quote from an 1829 book Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta in Google. It's not an expression I have ever heard either.

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