Food Idioms


Unctuous doesn't mean what you think it does

by Chatsworth 1 year ago

Too many people seem to think that unctuous means rich and tasty with a wonderful mouth feel (whatever that is). It actually means greasy, not really how I want my food to be. Anyone else have ...

OK, Let's Try This

by DoctorChow 2 years ago

Here's an example of an expression you'll only hear about food served in San Diego when in San Diego itself (maybe): "Buck a shuck" (A Happy-Hour phrase used at places like Ironside) True? No...

Cooking Literacy

by Candy 3 years ago

This belongs on Table Talk: I am sure everyone has things that are like fingernails on a black board to them. One of my pet peeves is the use of DEBONE. It is not a word. The correct word is just ...

Food Lingo

by Fredginger 4 years ago

I was just watching Giada for a few seconds to see if she had something worth the pain, and right away I was taken down memory lane with the vocabulary she invented for food shows. "Grab" and "thr...

Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

al b. darned
by al b. darned 6 years ago

When I was growing up, when I'd get caught trying to "put one over" on my mother she would often point out that she, "didn't just arrive on the last load of cabbage" or that she, "wasn't born yeste...

Food Sayings: Besplatniy sir biyvaet tol'ko v mishelovke

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

. . . is a great Russian proverb that means: "Free cheese can be found only in a mousetrap." What to serve with that . . .

Price v. Price Point [split from SF]

Sam Fujisaka
by Sam Fujisaka 12 years ago

With all respect to some of you I dearly love, can someone please explain to me the difference between "price" and "price point"? And I'm not being a wise a^^ here.

Sage Sayings

by imanewbie 5 years ago

What are your favorite sayings that you've picked up along the way? My favorites: Don't crowd the mushrooms. - JC, of course Treat your rice like a princess. - my mom. We eat a lot of ri...

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