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31 July, 2009

Foodie Jargon for July

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A monthly look at new words and phrases about food. eatertain v. Kessler spends a lot of time meeting with (often anonymous) consultants who describe how they are trying to fashion products that offer what’s become known in the food industry as “eatertainment.” Fat, sugar, and salt turn out to be the crucial elements in
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1 July, 2009

June Jargon

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A monthly look at new words and phrases about food. chicken on a throne n. We are not made of stone, and we could not resist including a clip of America’s most surreal superstar, humbly demonstrating in his own kitchen how he makes roasted chicken with pears. More important than the crazy vocal cadence or
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10 November, 2008

Recent Food Words

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biscuit belt n. “Well the area of the country that I practice in Gastonia North Carolina is what some physicians refer to euphemistically is the biscuit belt. We have a problem with patients being overweight.” strolling supper n. I “get” the fact that a “strolling supper” is another term for “buffet,” but I have a
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2 October, 2008

Recent Batch of New Food Words

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doughing in n. Recently, Whyte brewed a batch of American pale ale in her kitchen using hops she grew in her backyard. First, she heated five gallons of water on her stove to about 150 to 160 degrees. She poured it into a bucket full of malted barley—a process called “doughing in.” mistelle n. Pedneault
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10 July, 2008

More Recent Food Neologisms

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“Family Meal,” “Haji Stove,” “Sad” Dumplings, & “Bathtub Cheese” family meal n.“I had arrived at 4 p.m. to experience a daily ritual that takes place in hundreds of restaurants across the city, and in thousands more across the country: family meal. Chanterelle was the last stop on a month-long, eight-venue culinary tour of Manhattan. My
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2 May, 2008

Recent Food Neologisms

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New words and phrases coined about food, courtesy of the Double-Tongue Dictionary. vegecurious adj. “Tomerlin says about half of Spiral’s customers aren’t vegetarian, but folks she dubs ‘vegecurious‘ (sounds vaguely naughty). She advises first-timers to start with more entry-level dishes such as the taco salad or chopped barbecue sandwich.” lawnmower beer n. “Summer may be
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