Fun with Words
Some 'tasty' words you ought to know
Having a stimulating effect to one's appetite. The word is related to the French word, apéritifs;appetite-boosting alcoholic beverages such as pastis, champagne, or dry sherry. Fragrant spices, and fennel are aperitive. That's why the smell of highly spiced foods may make one's stomach rumble.
Eg: The aperitive virtue of a key, the attractive virtue of a hook.
Having a hard but easily crunched consistency. This word is often used to describe vegetables such as fresh lettuce and pak choi.
Eg: Crispy fresh lettuce pieces garnished the main course.
Nectarous: Resembling nectar in texture and taste. Nectar is the sweet liquid extracted from certain plants by bees and some birds.
Eg: The doughnuts had a nectarous filling that made eating them a pleasure-filled experience.
It refers to having a pleasing odour. Writers often use it for foods that are naturally fragrant, such as garlic, herbs, and citrus fruits.
Eg: The candy shop was redolent with the rich smell of chocolate.
Having a strong and usually citrus-like flavour. like the essence of orange peels.
Eg: Five spoons of lemon zest will suffice for this recipe.