For a little bit of education and a lot of fun, I'm going to test your knowledge of food slang. I'll list a word, and you tell me whether it's really been used or whether I just made it up. Play along to expand your culinary vernacular, then demonstrate your broadened vocabulary by using your favorite food slang in a sentence below.Take the Quiz
Yesterday Yum and I got to talking about the word "tater." While I have nothing against potatoes, tater tots, or the pocket-stuffing scene from Napoleon Dynamite, I can't stand the word "tater." Something about it rubs me the wrong way. Same thing goes for the word yield. I'm not exactly sure what I dislike about it, but I prefer to say "makes" or "serves" instead of "yield" when describing the amount of food a recipe produces. Yes, hating certain food-related words is totally illogical, but I'm not alone — many of you abhor the word moist.
So throw logic to the wind and get it off your chest: what food words drive you crazy?