The Ways We Describe Food

I’m not convinced a few of them ever had any real meaning. I’m looking at you “local” and “artisanal.”

10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning: “Fancy some sustainable, artisan chicken with a side of seasonal, gourmet greens?┬áSuch buzzwords have proliferated on menus across the country. And while words like “local” and “authentic” maybe once meant something, they’ve been so overused that their meanings have become diluted. In addition to overuse, these terms have also been co-opted by large food corporations. These companies casually throw adjectives like “natural” on their products in hopes that more people will purchase these still industrially-produced items.”