Most overused and/or annoying food terms of 2012

10. foodie

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9. conserva (using the Italian word doesn’t make it more interesting.)

8. unctuous

7. artisanal (usually mispronounced)

6. house-anything

5. pain perdu (it’s just French toast, people)

4. gastrique (if its not a vinegar based syrup, it is not a gastrique)

3. food as art or chef as artist. (we are just cooks) or anytime someone says “you eat with your eyes first”.

2. farm to table

1. pan seared


Alexander Svenne is the food writer for Spectator Tribune and chef at Bistro 7 1/4. Follow him at @ChefAlex

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