Things We Hate--Overused Food Words

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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.

Dollop

Slathered

Homey

Wilted

Toothsome

Resy

Nosh

Drizzled

Garlicky

Crispy

Eatery

Well-Browned

Mouth Feel [does this really belong?]

Moist

Flavorful

Delish

Terrific

Tuck Into

Gently Priced

Decadent***

Guilt-Free***

Toppings

Napped

Amazing

To Perfection

Mouth Watering

Luscious

Sinful

Unctuous

Comfy

Perfect

Fork-Tender

Well-Spaced

Rustic

Tuscan

Nom

Yummy

Boite

Resto

Sammy

 Homemade

Tapas

Satisfying

Enjoy**

Toque*

* - 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

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