Food Words We Love to Hate!

Every industry has its clichés and buzzwords, and food is no different. Here are 40 words and expressions we at think are the most toxic in food writing, appearing with shocking frequency in food magazines, recipe descriptions, restaurant reviews, and blogs, on menus, and in food TV. Bonus: Use at least 10 of the above words and phrases in a food review (250 words or less; real or fictional), and post it to our Facebook wall by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 30. The best entries will win a fabulous T-shirt. Winners announced Sunday, April 1!

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Lessley Anderson is the former senior manager for content at Chowhound. Follow her on Twitter. Follow Chowhound, too, and become a fan on Facebook.