Guessing weird food words

8/29/2014

I've been away from the internet this week (hence the lack of blogs) but to think I'd miss out on my Friday post, you'd be having a laugh!

I've been cooking for myself, like a big grown up adult for about 7 years.  Which sounds bad when you learn that I'm officially in my mid-20s.  (Wtf, when did that happen?)

So it won't surprise you that I still come across words / types of cooking / ingredients and have no idea what they are.  I sometimes watch the Great British Bake off and it confuses me that they know all this stuff and it makes me feel terribly unlearned.

So in my mission to make myself look like a complete unsophisticated arse, I made up a guessing game and then I played it with my family.  We're cool like that.

My brother, who we shall nickname hercules, read out words, and mum & I guessed them.  Points went to the closest guess.



It got a bit heated...  Here we go!


What do we think it is?

Emma: I imagine big science laboratories, with mad scientists screaming "IT'S ALIVE!  MUAHAHA"  So something to do with blending together dishes, but with science, a bit like that guy who becomes half a fly in that film I've never watched all the way through.  Think breads with half a courgette sticking out of it, or ice cream with sausages.
Mum: Ohh yeah, good answer, I think it's like that, but not as dramatic.  Perhaps a mixture of cooking styles and ingredients.  Ohh and flavours!  Put that I said flavours!

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?:

Emma: I'd give myself a point for that one, mainly for courgette stick bread and sausage ice cream.
Mum: Score, That was a pretty good guess!


Emma: 1 point
Mum:  2 points


What do we think it is?

Emma: Italian gangster food,  I'm thinking spaghetti and meatballs eaten on red checker board tablecloths.  I'm feeling bread sticks, sad eyes and sad lowly trumpets.
Mum:  Are you sure you aren't confusing it with Al Capone?
Emma: Possibly, but I have no idea what it actually is.
Mum:  Hmm, well I think it's a term to describe a baking style, I've not heard of it either.

GOOGLE SAYS: 


Were we right?:

Emma: Don't laugh, don't laugh, don't laugh.  No.  It appears we...ahem.. cocked up.  Puns are allowed, right?
Mum: -laughs- Oh I knew that!  Oi! you pronounced it wrong! Its pronounce CAPE-ON (still don't get any points, so nerr)

NO POINTS AWARDED


What do we think it is?

Emma: I have a feeling I know what this is.  I think it might be cooking fat, maybe from pigs or something, I've got a feeling it's yellowish in colour,  It also makes me think of musicals.  But I think I might be confusing that with glee.
Mum:  Glee?  Pigs? Hahah, It's an Indian butter, right?

GOOGLE SAYS:



Were we right?:

Emma: I'm going to give myself a point for knowing it's colour and use.
Mum:   Are you just going to keep giving yourself points?
Emma: Most likely.  It's okay for you, you've got most of them right so far!


Emma: 1 point
Mum:  2 points





What do we think it is?

Emma:  I think this is a series of mini delicious on to go restaurants, a little like food trucks but for midgets or vegans or something.  Or maybe it's food that sells from weird vehicles?  Like turnips from portable wheelbarrows (Aren't all wheelbarrows portable Emma?) or sandwiches from go-karts.
Mum: An eating place, I've heard of it before, it's so annoying, did you pronounce it right this time?  Hehe,   It's either that or a wee creature or somewhere nice to eat.  Yeah, that's what I think.

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?

Emma: I'm giving myself a point because aren't snails really just vegans in a travelling restaurants? 
Mum: I think snails eat little insects, and I don't think you can use your other example about midgets in wheelbarrows or whatever you said.  So I don't see a point here Emma.
Emma: Haha midgets in wheelbarrows!?  I never said that!  Anyway, I made up the game, I can make up the awards system.  I get a point for creativity.
Mum: Emma!

Emma: 1 point
Mum:  1 point



What do we think it is?

Emma: Oh I know this, I have this image in my head of a chicken doing the splits.  It's something to do with chickens and open legs.
Mum: OOH, that sounds funny!  It's either a rude nickname for kitchen utensils, which wouldn't surprise me with you, Or it's an old cooking term.  Hmm, maybe to fry something, like a duck.

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?

Emma: Yes.  3 points to me.
Mum: Hey!  Why do you get 3 points for a right answer and I only get two?!  CHEAT!
Emma:  I get 3 because I was so spot on.  Plus I put the image of a chicken doing the splits in your head.  That deserves a point all on it's own.
Mum: I want a disclaimer at the end of this saying that I raised a bloody cheat.

-DISCLAIMER- Mum raised a cheat but is a sore loser.  Cheeky -WINK-

Emma: 3 points
Mum:  0 point


What do we think it is?

Emma: I think it's a biscuit.  A really big delicious buttery biscuit.  Or a cookie, with chocolate chunks.
Mum: I think a plancha sounds like, um, a dish and I'm going to say, a spanish dish or plate -puts on fabulous spanish accent- "Hey, Have some meat off'a ma plancha!"

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?

Emma: No.  it appears I'm so off the mark with this one that I can't even give myself a point for creativity.
Mum: YES.  THREE POINTS FOR ME.
Emma: Three?!  I think you'll find it's 2!
Mum: I get a point for doing an accent.
Emma: I'll give you that actually.

Emma: 0 points
Mum:  3 points


What do we think it is?

Emma: I see it a lot in vegan blogs, so I think it's a plant or something.  Something green, and probably very healthy..
Mum: I'm with you, I think it's a herb or something.

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?

Emma: That's scarily spot on for both of us, I'm impressed with our knowledge.
Mum: We did pretty good job there.  This round was very civilised.


Emma: 2 points
Mum:  2 points



What do we think it is?

Emma: It's German, it's gotta be something with big fat sausages, maybe with beer.  Ohh beer flavoured sausages, served by women, wearing those fluffy poofy tops and like overall dresses, what are they called?
Mum: Pinafores.  
Emma: That's my answer.  Beer sausages & pinafores.
Mum: Now you've said that I can't stop picturing a german man in lederhosen.  Hmm, he's getting in a round of drinks in a bar.  That's going off my German language skills, it's something to do with drinks.
Emma: This has become a bit like a psychic reading "He's wearing... lederhosen.... I'm getting a distinct feeling of.. him buying a round of drinks.."

GOOGLE SAYS:


Were we right?

Emma: Yes.  I give myself points for knowing it was about beer. 
Mum: If you get a point for that bullshit, I get a point for creating you.
Emma: You can have one point.
Mum: I will have 8 points,  one for each hour of labour, unless you stop cheating.

Emma: 1 point
Mum:  2 points, including one for creating me.



What do we think it is?

Emma: I think this is a rabbit dish, made with lots of stinky cheese, the kind you store in a really tight lunchbox.  Something REALLY FANCY.
Mum: I know this one, it's cheese on toast.

GOOGLE SAYS:



Were we right?

Emma: I said cheese, can I have a point?
Mum: You said it was a rabbit stuffed with stinky lunch-box cheese.
Emma: Fine.  Half a point!
Mum: You are the sore loser!

Me: ½ point
Mum:  2 points


Emma: 9 ½ points
Mum: 14 points


Emma: Damn.
Mum: I think what we can take away from this is that cheaters never win.
Emma: Except that they do because you obviously cheated.
Mum: I didn't cheat!  You did the scoring!
Emma: You & hercules are in on it.  I bet you.
Mum: You cheeky little bugger!  

Have a great weekend guys!  And cheers to my mum for playing / putting up with me.



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10 comments:

  1. LOL...Mom always knows better and more.
    I didn't know many of them...and capon is something totally new to me. I would never ever associate plancha with grilling AT ALL. Another great writing from you, Emma.

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    1. Cheers Angie! I had no idea either! Doesn't sound very appetising...

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  2. Bl00dy brilliant blog - loving the banter between you and your mum =D

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  3. Fab blog but definitely some dodgy scoring from you there Emma - Mums are always right!!!

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  4. Fun! I couldn't have guessed half of them, good for you and your mum!

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  5. Giggling but also proud that I knew a couple of those :) you brighten my Fridays

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  6. Love it, got to love some of those foodie terms, I have to admit I didn't know most of them!

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