Pretentious Cooking Terms

  laurie53 09:12 24 Dec 2007

Why do some restaurants use silly terms like "Pan Fried" or "Oven Roasted"?

While there are other ways of doing these things, to most people "fried" means in a pan, and "roasted" means in an oven.

It's the alternatives which should be specified., like deep fried or pot roasted.

Perhaps we will soon see "Heat Grilled Sausages".

  Quickbeam 09:24 24 Dec 2007


  Stuartli 10:09 24 Dec 2007

Will your Christmas pizza be deep pan, crisp and even?

  Forum Editor 10:25 24 Dec 2007

that medley of garden vegetables?

To say nothing of 'a collection of ripened summer berries, resting in a Madagascan vanilla meringue shell, kissed with clotted cream from Devon'.

I had it, and it was delicious.

  [email protected] 11:22 24 Dec 2007

Hope All our readers are serving their Christmas meal with "Jus"

  Al94 11:45 24 Dec 2007

“Quel du sable grillé à fromage. Hand-carved, aged domestic and imported cheeses, nestled between twin squares of our finest hearth-baked four-grain bread, lightly dredged in our herb-seasoned butter du jour, then grilled to perfection and garnished with a medley of crisp objets du lettuce. Side of fries.”

Menu writing is an art in itself!

  pj123 13:40 24 Dec 2007


Cheese on toast?

  anskyber 13:44 24 Dec 2007

Toasted sandwich and chips with soggy salad.

  mrwoowoo 14:29 24 Dec 2007

'Goose fat drizzled delicately into a kitchen sink'
You've invented a new recipe (O:!

  Colin 14:35 24 Dec 2007

The Marks & Spencer food adverts make me want to put my foot through the telly!

  €dstowe 14:44 24 Dec 2007

"On a bed of - - - -"

Means "On a pile of whatever cheap vegetable or salad leaf we could get to pad out your meal and make it look a lot bigger than it really is."

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