Itching Up To Get In Your Kitch-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!
March 25, 2014
That Was The Food Week That Was!
Potato, Potarto and Food Porn
February 15, 2014
Here at Marsala Rama we realise that whilst we love good food and all the debate and hubris that comes with it, we are not in the epicenter of the food world. Far from it – we’re the kid with the weird eye at the back of the class that no one wants to talk to.
So it seems perfect to us that we can look at the world of food and drink independently, without agenda and, hopefully, a touch of humour. Welcome then to a new series of posts, probably once a week (in reality, when we can be bothered) – we give you, That Was The Food Week That Was…
You Say Potato, I say Potarto
An intriguing piece online at the Guardian this week, after they revealed the top five mispronunciations in food. This is something that we here even admit to sniggering at from time to time (anyone who says cho-ritz-so, for example) but even we were tripped up by one – the smoky chilli that is the chipotle (apparently it is chi-poat-lay).
See, you didn’t know that either, did you. Chorizo, Chipotle, Quinoa, Restaurateur and Turmeric all made the list, amongst others - if you got them all correct, well done.
If you didn’t, welcome to the club.
We were beginning to be aware that ‘the foodie’ is an odd thing indeed. Many people, like we at Marsala Rama use the phrase - we’ve always seen it as a word to describe someone who loves good food – simple as that.
But we understand that it can seem quite pretentious and we have no doubt some people use the phrase to that very end. So it was with a little shock and awe that we came embroiled (OK, one tweet) with a household name who mocked about our pretentiousness simply because we agreed on another reviewers thoughts on a ‘trendy’ restaurant.
Pretentious? Moi? I don’t think so.
Foodie on Foodie hate – or Foodievil, as we are going to call it now.
Phwoar – look at the jus on that
Across le manche, French chefs were uniting together (no doubt a real Union will form very shortly) on what is become the bane of their culinary lives… customers who dare to take a picture of the dish they are about to pay for.
Food Porn is rife among UK food blogs, foodies or lovers of good food and for us, it is a part of the experience to take a pic.
We always ask the waiter first if it is OK, as we want to be able to talk about it later, remember it in full, maybe even take inspiration from the combo, or the presentation.
No longer in three restaurants (somewhere in France) can you take photos as it takes a way the surprise and the intellectual property of the chef. Dommage.