Food Language


How is it called?

by Fangejt 5 years ago

Silly question - I know I heard the name before but I've forgotten. How do you call flour mixed into melted butter? I know the french have a term for it but I cannot find it anywhere. I don't mean ...

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds. " . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking o...

The word Pedestrian and Food?

by sport7 10 years ago

Can someone please explain to me why the word pedestrian is used to describe food and where the origin of its usage as a food adjective comes from? Thanks.

For whom still does Receipt = Recipe?

by Bada Bing 7 years ago

Subject line says it all, sort of. But I'll add that I noticed one or two cases recently of "receipt" being used in this fashion. As a language geek, I'm curious if there's some demography or geo...

Food Vocabulary and Shopping in a Chinese Supermarket

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

If you want to learn more food and drink words in Chinese

Mandarin Translation needed

by InkblotJo 11 years ago

I'm new to these forums, so I apologize if this is out of place. If I wanted to ask for sauce on the side in Mandarin in a Chinese restaurant, how could I phrase that? Thanks for the help.

"Sliders": Why have restaurants embraced such a disgusting name?

by llamarama 13 years ago

A major topic of conversation on my trip back home last weekend was the new brewpub down the street, and their amazing sliders -- a menu item that, I had to admit, was ruined for me by the food wri...

Help! Japanese recipe translation

by Antoniabruce 5 years ago

Hello! I bought a special soy sauce in Japan recently which I believe is used for marinating ikura - salmon roe - my favourite food of all time! Sadly I'm not a Japanese speaker and my atte...

How to order food 'to go' in Chinese?

by vincentlocke 5 years ago

When you walk into a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, how do you order a dish to go? I know you can say 打包 after you've had a meal and you want to take the leftovers home And when you call ...

Why are main courses called entrées in the US?

by greedygirl 13 years ago

I've always wondered that, what with entrée being the word for starter or appetiser in French. Can anyone throw any light on this burning issue?

Food and Art

by foocray 5 years ago

I've recently been watching a few episodes of Chef's Table and noticed that a few of the chefs and commentators referenced food as art. What are your thoughts in general on this? I personally c...

Do You "Bone" or "Debone" a Chicken?

by 50sGuy 13 years ago

My wife and I have this ongoing debate, usually rekindled every time I bring home a rotisserie chicken from Costco. When I want to remove the meat from the bones, I tell my wife I am going to "...

New Food Words for 2015 and the Death of the Word Foodie

by JoanN 6 years ago


Wild caught spring rolls?

by drongo 6 years ago

The attached picture is from a local supermarket circular this week. It's an ad for "Wild Caught Spring Rolls". How are the spring rolls caught in the wild? Do people use nets? Once caught, ho...

Roast vs. Bake

by user7923 12 years ago

I know that coffee beans and meat are roasted and bread, cakes and cookies are baked. Both methods are described in the dictionary as "cooking by means of dry heat." Is there a technical differe...

Made fresh daily

by JRC14 6 years ago

Many foods taste better after resting overnight. Soups, stews, chili, many baked goods and sauces are actually better the next day. So why do many restaurants claim that their fare is "made fresh d...

Names for parts of a cheese

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 7 years ago

The outside of the cheese is the rind. Rinds can be hard, washed, waxed or bloomy. The inside is the paste. Is there a name for the gooey layer between the bloomy rind and the paste in som...

"Fresh" restaurant?

by zackly 6 years ago

I’m taking a younger couple to lunch today. They are sort of new age-y but in a nice way. They exercise, do yoga and watch what they eat. When I asked just now what type of restaurant they want to...