Sunday, April 26, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Gourmonsters

Food snobs, food police. Courtesy of the New York Post. Also see "Arugulance".

Friday, April 24, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Dry farming

Dry Farming

a type of farming practiced in arid areas without irrigation by planting drought-resistant crops and maintaining a fine surface tilth or mulch that protects the natural moisture of the soil from evaporation.

Food Jargon of the Day: S.O.L.E./ S.O.L.E. Food

S.O.L.E./ S.O.L.E Food
An acronym for "sustainable, organic, local and ethical" eating; a theory of eating that takes into account the numerous factors related to each of these concepts.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Arugulance

Food snobbery, typified by a penchant for arugula. From "The Aura of Arugulance," a NY Times Op Ed piece by Maureen Dowd. Used by Alice Waters in response to criticisms of arrogance and condescension:

“I’m just put into that arugulance place. I own a fancy restaurant. I own an expensive restaurant. I never thought of it as fancy. People don’t know we’re supporting 85 farms and ranches and all of that. And so my first thing I say, it’s going to cost more and I want to pay for my food. I go to the farmers’ market; it makes me feel like I’m making a donation.”


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Community Supported Forage

Community Supported Forage (CSF)
Modeled on Community Supported Agriculture organic-farm boxes, forageSF, a San Francisco-based foraging subscription service, provides clients with a biweekly allotment of seasonal foraged products. This week's box includes: four kinds of wild mushrooms, foraged oranges, wild onions, sea beans and miner's lettuce

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Twecipes and Recessipes

An extremely abbreviated recipe, published via Twitter, that provides cooking instructions in no more than 140 characters. The Observer reports:"There is a growing trend for people, including some leading chefs, to create micro-recipes - a single paragraph that tells users how to make an entire starter, main course or dessert - then transmit them via Twitter."

Cost-saving recipes for cooking in a recession economy. ABC News reports: "Times are tough, and many of us are rediscovering the benefits of a home-cooked meal. The folks at the Food Network discovered that recently more people are searching the network's Web site looking for recipes that are easy on the waistline, as well as the wallet. In response, the Food Network has created what it is calling "recessipes" -- meals that will leave both your stomach and bank accounts full."

Today's Food Jargon Watch courtesy of The Food Section