#180: In the Kitchen (Cooking Expressions)
Aww yeah! In this podcast Ethan and Andrea will be having lots of fun while talking about one of their favorites topics: food. You will learn lots of common words and expressions related to cooking that will greatly improve your English vocabulary and comprehension.
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- Expressions and proverbs related to food.
Words You’ll Learn:
- To sweep: to use a broom to clean the floor.
- To mop: to clean by wiping.
- Pristine: clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
- A trade off: something that you have to exchange for something else.
- Tidy up: to clean.
- To do something from scratch: to do something from the very beginning.
- Run down: when you give all the tips or recommendations to someone.
- Enchiladas: traditional Mexican food.
- A signature dish: a recipe that identifies an individual chef or restaurant.
- Leftovers: food remaining after the rest has been eaten.
- To be blown away: To be impressed or excited by something.
- A stumbling block: something that gets in your way.
- A what the hell attitude: to not overthink things.
- Something isn’t as easy as pie: something is very difficult.
- A piece of cake: something that is very easy to do.
- Quintessential: something that represent the most typical example of a quality.
- Minced beef: beef that has been finely chopped with a knife or a meat grinder.
- Someone is the apple of your eye: someone that you really care about
- The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: phrase that is typically said in connection with children who show qualities that are similar to those of their parents.
- Try as you may: used for saying that someone is making a very great effort but still cannot do something.
- You can’t have your cake and eat it too: You can’t have everything you want.
- Perplexing: confusing.
- The proof is in the pudding: you can only judge the quality of something after you have tried, used, or experienced it.
- Pudding (Br. Eng): dessert.
- To blow someone’s mind: to strongly affect someone with surprise, wonder, delight, etc.
- Moisted: something that is damp or a little wet.
- To seek something out: to look for something, especially for a long time.
- Someone has a bun in the oven: someone is pregnant.
- A bun: a bread roll.
- Endearing: something that inspires affection.
- That’s the way that cookie crumbles: another way of saying “that’s the way it is.”
- News anchor: a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet.
- Tagline: a catchphrase or slogan, especially as used in advertising, or the punchline of a joke.
- Shift gears: to change subjects.
- Go bananas/Go nanners: go crazy
- Go nuts: go crazy.
- In a nutshell: when you want to explain sthg to someone in a concise way.
- To be paid peanuts: to pay someone a very small amount.
- To be littered with something: to be full of something.
- Two peas in a pod: when you have two things that are very similar.
- To buy a lemon: when you get something new (like a car, computer, etc.) and it has a lot of problems.
- If life gives you lemons, make lemonade: bring something positive from a negative thing.
- A proverb: a short, well-known saying, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
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Are these words I learnt, formal?
Will I use these amazing words in ielts examination?
No they aren’t formal! And much of it will be useful on the IELTs yes!