Food Poems

Eat Your Words

September 16, 2011

We know that Food52 is filled with creative, talented home cooks. But we've got our share of funny wordsmiths too. Check out some choice quotes pulled from recipe headnotes submitted to Your Best Greens.

"Being an omnivore with absolutely no dilemma, I wanted something with kick and a bit off the beaten path."
- Judy at Two Broads Abroad on Swiss Chard Veggie Wraps with Tamarind Dipping Sauce

"Adriana used garlic powder in the dressing, and I sometimes do too, though some may sniff (kerchoo!) at the thought."
- creamtea on Paper thin Brazilian slaw

"In my family (meaning the parents and various aunts and uncles) the side dishes for holiday meals involve lots of cream or butter or cheese. Usually all three. This means the vegetables, including, but not limited to, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, onions, potatoes and turnips, are boiled, cloaked with cream and butter, and obscured by bread crumbs, which in turn are sprinkled with cheese."
- wssmom on Gingered Chard

"I will break any rule in order to get vegetables into my four year old. I will put ketchup on cucumbers (he is his father's child), peanut butter on squash and chocolate chips in celery. I revel in my wickedness! I scoff at convention! After much experimentation, I have found that if I put something into an egg roll it gets eaten."
- Niknud on Italian Egg Rolls

"This turns eating greens into just eating."
- asabnis on Crunchy Roasted Kale

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • SKK
  • Panfusine
  • aargersi
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BlueKaleRoad September 19, 2011
I love this...a total highlight! And the egg roll suggestion is inspired.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 17, 2011
I love this new column! It never fails to lighten my day!
SKK September 16, 2011
I see another book coming from this column. The illustrations will be hilarious!
Panfusine September 16, 2011
this is a hilariously killer idea, almost as interesting as editors picks & photograph picks!
aargersi September 16, 2011
Ketchup rules! Hilarious all!!!!