Terry Pratchett used in his disc world novels the word "avec" as a common food ingredient for french (in his books named "quirmian" or "Quirm" for the country) food.
Excerpt from "Snuff" by Terry Pratchett:
Say what you like, the food in the Quirm Watch House canteen was pretty damn good, even if they did use a shade too much avec, thought Vimes; avec on everything.
I suspect that it means "garlic", deriving from an ellipsis on the french wording "avec ail" - "with garlic".
Is this correct? Thanks in advance & GNU Terry Pratchett :-)
Edit: Of course I'm aware that "avec" is the french word for "with", but that knowledge alone didn't help me here ;-)