1.08.2010

annoying 'foodie' words

I don't know how long this will last, but I will attempt to return to the blogging world...once again.


I guess I will start with this link to another blog post (cop out, I know) via serious eats.

It is a poll to see which food terms should cease to exist in 2010. You have to read the comments to enjoy the read.

Most of these are pretty funny and I agree can be kind of annoying, for instance evoo, I hate that.

But on the other hand, I disagree with a lot of these too.
1. Protein - I love this term. How else can you lump together beef, poultry, fish, tofu, and legumes. It seems pretty ridiculous to call them all meat. Call it what it is, it's the protein.

2. Toothsome, unctuous, gamey, etc... I love descriptors. Even esoteric descriptors like these don't bother me as much as some people. Yes, they can be overused and used incorrectly but when used at the right moment, there is often no better why to describe something. Coming from a design background, descriptors are very important when trying to discuss something not entirely tangible. You would not expect an author to dumb down his/her vocabulary when setting a scene, no, you want the most powerful descriptive words in his/her repertoire, even if it means you have to read with a thesaurus at arms reach. I don't see why food description should be any different.

What are your thoughts on food words that get under your skin?

2 comments:

Kenneth said...

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I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also, it'd be swell if you can place our tulip table on your blog.

Thank you,

Nancy

Pineapplesforme said...

The word "dollop" and "bench" as used in flour! Crazy...found your blog through Foodbuzz...good looking poached eggs! Bon Apetit!