Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Actually not cooked sand

Years ago, I was a food critic for The List magazine and we were told to 'avoid clich├ęs like the plague' (really). We had to shun common, dull words like 'tasty' and 'delicious.'

Yesterday, I was eating Ryvita crackers and Tess came in to have a bite. 'Mama?', she asked (for she has taken to calling me 'Mama', like a posh child); 'Are these crackers actually cooked sand?'
 
I loved that: she captured the texture in a nutshell. Oops, I'm mixing up the foodie metaphors, all over the shop.