A friend’s friend posted a link to an article in Los Angeles Magazine on FB and it got me to thinking and I had to share my own thoughts on the subject. The article: The 10 Most Annoying Words and Phrases on Menus, Ranked can be read here: http://goo.gl/55bc8X
My thoughts are following each of their categories so after reading the article they will make more sense.
10. Unnecessary French Words
I googled Bavette and found it to be used for a pasta shape as well and a Mario recipe for “Bavette & Singing Scallops” enuf said!
9. Nonsensical menu categories
Because everyone knows “More than a Mouthful is a waste”!
8. Share Plates, Small Plates, Family Style
Updated Nouvelle Cuisine = Mo’ Money!
7. Foams and other Magic Tricks
Frustrated Chemistry Class Flunkies
6. Name Dropping the Farm
What? Sysco isn’t a farm in Nebraska?
5. Words that mean literally nothing
Curated = Over-paid menu writer
Artisinal = Non-Sysco ingredients
Natural = At some point had a relationship with the Earth
Hand Selected = Thank God, not Foot Selected
4. Foraged Anything
Commonly know as “grocery shopping”
3. Deconstructed Anything
Visual when I hear this: Deconstructed Lasagna: Container of Ricotta, Box of Lasagna Noodles, Hunk of Mozzarella, Jar of Marinara……..
2. Single Word Dish Descriptors
As in Burger = Mystery Meat
- Menu Substitutions Politely Decline
My favorite was: Can I have the Onion Frittata without the Onions?????????????
Hope you enjoyed the giggles!
Eat Well…Be Well!