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Like a term for making a delicious lunch... and leaving it on your kitchen counter.

Cooking Light
February 06, 2018

So that compendium of all English words (600,000 and counting), the Oxford English Dictionary has just officially added “hangry” (meaning of course, so hungry you’re angry) to their collection.  You've probably seen it on your social feed, though it appears that the word  has been around since at least 1956.

Some of us at Cooking Light are into the fashionable portmanteau. And others, not so much. Still, it got us thinking: There are plenty of food-related experiences that lack awesome words. So, after calming ourselves down with a healthy snack, we sat down and thought of these nine other food experiences we wish there were words for:

I wish there were a word for the feeling you get when you open a box of Triscuits and find that someone put it back with, like, two broken crackers in it.—Christopher Michel

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There needs to be a word for the disappointment/anger/guilt for when you make too many modifications to a recipe because you think you know better, but then it turns out awful.—Antara Sinha

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What about that feeling when you have like, a perfect bite of food, or a bite you were saving for last or whatever, and you drop it? —Kaylee Hammonds

How about the sinking feeling you get when you flawlessly meal prep and then look at the massive pile of dishes you have to wash? —Jaime Ritter

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We need a term for that magical amount of something we add based on just intuition. My grandma calls it “dite,” as in: just use “a dite of pepper” or a “dite of butter.” —Zee Krstic

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What about a word for the experience of sad-eating your way through an entire bag of chips during an episode of This Is Us (or whatever tearjerker drama you’re into)? —Chris

The word for when you make a yummy lunch for work and leave it sitting on your countertop. —Jaime

A word for when you’re so tired from grocery shopping and meal prepping on Sunday evening, so you end up just heating a frozen pizza for dinner even though your fridge is full. —Antara

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When you order takeout and they get the order wrong, but not wrong enough to complain about, just wrong enough to ruin your meal.—Kaylee

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