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Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:10 pm

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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Rahsaan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:20 pm

gourmet

artisanal

house made/made in house
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:28 pm

Rahsaan wrote:gourmet

artisanal

house made/made in house

Certainly both "gourmet" and "artisanal" are over-used. But what would you say instead of "house made" if, um, well, the food was made in-house?
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:46 pm

It would never have occurred to me to object to 'house-made'. Maybe I need to live in a bigger city to tire of that, but as long as it's true it's welcome to me when I see it on a menu, especially if charcuterie's involved.
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:48 pm

Clicked SEND too fast. I meant to add to the above that I haven't yet seen it misused. The problem with words like gourmet, and now artisinal, is that they've been adopted by processed food manufacturers and rendered meaningless. Haven't seen that yet with 'house-made'.
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Mark Lipton » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:58 pm

farmhouse

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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Rahsaan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:16 pm

Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:Certainly both "gourmet" and "artisanal" are over-used. But what would you say instead of "house made" if, um, well, the food was made in-house?


I suppose 'house made' has a stricter definition than the more fanciful 'gourmet' and 'artisanal', but it can also be over-used and stretched to the limits (e.g. Arby's house made chips).

My other problem is that it's no longer a signal of quality, which is the real value for customers. Restauranteurs catch on quickly, so too often 'house made' now just means that the restaurant is using buzzwords and buzzconcepts, and the product may be worse than if they had bought said item from a specialty purveyor down the block.
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Jo Ann Henderson » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:49 pm

Locally sourced :roll:
Organic :roll:
Natural :roll:
Gastrique :roll:
Sous Vide :roll:
artisanal/artisan :roll:
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Karen/NoCA » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:38 pm

when food is referred to as being, "orgasmic"
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Re: Food cliches that have to go!

Postby Bill Spohn » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:36 am

Jenise wrote:"It's like a party in your mouth."


You quoting Rachael Ray again? You sure she was talking about food....?
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