Certain words are so overused in food writing, that they make our skin crawl. Which is not to say that we don’t use them ourselves, we just don’t like it when other writers do. Maybe you know some food words that put your teeth on edge.
Mouth Feel [does this really belong?]
* – when referring to a chef
** – when spoken by a waiter, and repeated endlessly every time something arrives at the table
***- thanks to Francis Lam (gourmet.com) for these
Look here to see another word we hate
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 2, 2009