Friday, May 29, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Housemade

Term used by restaurants to indicate food items prepared from scratch such as "housemade pickles," "housemade gnocchi," and "housemade horseradish." Replaces the more amateur-sounding "homemade." Courtesy of Newsweek.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: test tube meat and schmeat/shmeat

test tube meat
Meat produced via in vitro processes, i.e., grown in test tubes, rather than on farms. Test tube meat is an attempt to create humane, slaughter house-free meat.

Schmeat or shmeat, depending on your preferred spelling, is another term for "test tube meat." Coined by Dr. Vladimir Mironov, a biologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, who is working to culture meat from animal tissue.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Wildharvesting & Urban Foraging

fancy term for foraging.

urban foraging
foraging in urban spaces - finding wild foods and edibles in local fields, backyards, playgrounds, public land.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Meat Cards

Meat Cards
Business cards created from "100% beef jerky" - contact information is seared onto the jerky with a laser. Seriously.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Food Jargon of the Day: Aporkalypse Now!

Aporkalypse Now!
term du jour used by journalists to refer to the swine flu epidemic.