Eating Your Words

The fascinating origins of everyday culinary words and phrases

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Food glorious food!

Everything but the kitchen sink

Keep the pot boiling

Out of the frying pan

Salad days  

In the soup!

Cook one’s goose  

Give us a butchers!   

What a sauce!

A sandwich short of a picnic

Feeling groggy           

Just my cup of tea

Look to your laurels   

The spice of life      

In a nutshell   


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The owners of those images are credited below under the name of the entries by which they appear:

Eating William Murphy Eating Out In Brussels

Picnic Matt MacGillivray Ferryland Picnic

Café Dominic Alves  More Cafe Bar Restaurant / Trafalgar Street

Napkin  Didriks Flatware by David Mellor