Compound nouns with à and de

RanaA1Kwiziq community member

Compound nouns with à and de

Hi, why in this phrase  (le tatin de légumes) they used ´de and not aux légumes? 

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You use à when the ingredient is not the main ingredient of the dish but kind of lends it the flavor or taste ("made with"): une glace à vanille, une soupe à l'oignon, du pain aux céréales, etc.

You use de if it is the main ingredient ("made from"): un jus d'orange, une salade de patates, etc.

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NatB2Kwiziq community member

Veggies are the main ingredients

Compound nouns with à and de

Hi, why in this phrase  (le tatin de légumes) they used ´de and not aux légumes? 

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