'neologisms' on Serious Eats

'Koodie': Another Term to Describe the Children of Smug, Self-Satisfied, Food-Obsessed Parents

You've come a long way, baby koodie. ["Ravenous Girl," print available at Plan59, starting at $16] Koodie is a new term making the rounds in the online food space. Coined by Phil Lempert, "Supermarket Guru": koodie: -noun Slang. A kid keenly interested in food, especially eating, cooking, or watching reruns of Julia Child. A kid who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a mini-gourmet; usually trained by one or both parents to have an unusual, and sometimes fanatic, desire to eat unusual foods. Evolution from the now-defunct word foodie. Can my eyes roll any harder?... More

Word Coinage: 'Restaureality' and 'Restaureality Show'

As I sandwiched the words restaureality show into an entry title earlier today, I Googled the phrase to see if anyone else had used it before. Two results came back. Dammit! I've been scooped on coining a (questionably) useful word, I thought. Until I saw that one of the results pointed to a blog post I wrote last year. (The other pointed to the item I was linking to in that earlier post.) So, yeah, basically what I'm saying is I coined a word and a phrase. I think it's in the world's best interest that I be open-source with this, so feel free to use it at will.... More

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