Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesdays Top Ten- Adjectives for Good Food

As a chef, our only hope is that you 
will find that the food we so creatively
and lovingly prepare for you is either exactly what you expected or even more wonderfully and deliciously surprising than anything you have ever experienced before.  There are certain words we wait in anticipation to hear.  There is such great power in words that there is only one exception to words and that is a clean plate.  

Otherwise we wait to hear what you have to say so that we know whether or not we have hit the mark or if we need to go back to the kitchen cutting board and rework our preparation.  This top ten is once again in no particular order.  I thought it was interesting to see the definitions of these words and think about why they are so important to any of us who enjoy putting together ingredients to make good food.  We all slice and dice, bake and cook, or decorate and compose food for different reasons and people.  No matter the reason we decide to work with food, we do it in order to taste something pleasing and to also sustain our lives and the people we prepare it for.  -All definitions courtesy of:

1. Delicious -  adj. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.

2.  Yummy - adj. yum·mi·eryum·mi·est Slang

    Very pleasing to the taste or smell; delicious. 

3.  Tasty - adj. tast·i·ertast·i·est

1. Having a pleasing flavor; savory.
2. Having or showing good taste; tasteful.

4.  Lovely - (My class teammate Ray loves this word) 
         adj. love·li·erlove·li·est

1. Full of love; loving.
2. Inspiring love or affection.
3. Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye. See Synonyms at beautiful.
4. Enjoyable; delightful.

5.  Scrumptious - adj.

Splendid; delectable

6.  Pleasant - adj. pleas·ant·erpleas·ant·est

1. Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable: a pleasant scene; pleasant sensations.
2. Pleasing in manner, behavior, or appearance.

7.  Luscious - adj.

1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. 
2. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive.
3. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
4. Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying.

8.  Enticing - en·ticeden·tic·ingen·tic·es

To attract by arousing hope or desire; lure:

9.  Mouthwatering - adj.

Appealing to the sense of taste; appetizing: the mouthwatering aroma of a baking pie.

10. Delightful - adj.

Greatly pleasing.

Some Runners- up (These words don't necessarily roll off the tongue, but they will work too)

I would love to hear of any you think I may have left out?

Lip smacking