Tag: neologisms

10
Jan
2010

Recent Food Neologisms

A look at some of the new words and phrases about food. Foodoir n. A memoir that includes recipes or that is focused on food, meals, or cooking. [Blend of food and memoir.] Whole Foods Republicans n. “Independent-minded voters who…

31
Aug
2009

August Food Related Neologisms

A monthly look at new words and phrases about food. rito n. A clipping of burrito. “I just got out of a noise violation because the cop recognized my roommate as his favorite chipotle burrito roller. just another reason I…

31
May
2009

Foodie Lexicon, May ’09

bogo acronym In the retail industry that stands for Buy One Get One. “Unfortunately, the bogo deals tend to favor families with more mouths to feed than ours. What am I going to do with a second ham?” bet dieting…

01
May
2009

Foodie Lexicon, April ’09

A monthly look at new words and phrases about food. Citrus Fruit Conspiracy n. A theory proposed by an Iranian official to explain how Israeli citrus fruit were (illegally) imported into Iran. “The media showcased the contraband citrus, the warehouses…

28
Feb
2009

Foodie Jargon, Feb. ’09

meatza n. My friends once ate a pizza that was known in legend as “the meatza.” This pizza had no sauce, just 7 or 8 different meats piled quite high (estimated at about 4-5 inches). They then used the crust…

31
Jan
2009

Foodie Jargon, Jan ’09

bilingual adj. Out of the types of celestial seasoning tea, the bilingual teas seem to appeal mostly to Hispanic communities. These teas are called bilingual because they mix two different flavor like banana and apple, or cinnamon and apple, or…

30
Dec
2008

Food Neologisms for December, ’08

“Bowl of red,” “Randall,” and “Sikparazzi.” bowl of red n. The fact that a Texas “bowl of red,” as chili is commonly called, has no original relationship with past didn’t matter. Randall n. Wayne decided to attach a bag of…

08
Dec
2008

More Food-related Neologisms

post-off pricing n. Washington state requires producers and distributors to post their pricing to a central database maintained by the state’s liquor control board. When these producers and distributors post discounts, that is called “post-off pricing.” bliss point n. Faced…

15
Aug
2008

More New Food Words

distavore n. To prove how wrong the farm-to-table movement is, I cooked a dinner purely of farm-to-airplane food. Nothing I made was grown within 3,000 miles of where I live in Los Angeles.…My distavore meal was more a smorgasbord than…

10
Jul
2008

More Recent Food Neologisms

“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…

20
May
2008

More Food Neologisms

More jargon and recently coined food words and phrases from The Double Tongued Dictionary. God shot n.“The [espresso] machine is for people who like to fiddle—and not everyone wants to grind beans, pre-heat demitasses, tamp at just the right pressure,…

01
Apr
2008

More Food Words

Courtesy of The Double-Tongue Dictionary break beef v. phr. Every Friday, he picks up a carcass or two from Redwood Meat, then brings the meat back to the store and cuts it into rib-eyes, prime rib, filet mignon—just about every…