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expo

expo  n.— «Expo: expedite or expediter. noun… the kitchen station which dresses the plates and does the final inspection of them before being sent out to the servers. Also, the person doing the expediting. verb… the act of...

bokashi

bokashi  n.— «Bokashi buckets: bokashi is the Japanese word for fermented organic matter, and this system is unusual because it involves both cooked and uncooked kitchen waste. Read the instructions carefully to see what you can and can’t...

cover

cover  n.— «Many restaurants serve twice as many “covers” (that’s diners in kitchen parlance) as they do in a normal shift. That puts an amazing strain on everyone—reservationists, prep cooks, chefs, bartenders, servers—even...

meat diaper

meat diaper  n.— «OH I forgot!! MEAT DIAPERS!!!! she LOVES to dig in the kitchen trash for those!! They also are in the middle of the office floor.» —“Chitters” by Mary Lou Life After NEXCOM (Whidbey Island...

sushero

sushero  n.— «A Mexican runs the sushi counter at Midori, the anchor of an Asian strip on the Northwest Side, molding seaweed, rice and fish with effortless speed. Mexican sushi chefs have become so commonplace that they now have their own...

guitar pull

guitar pull  n.— «There’s a scene in Heartworn Highways, the late Jim Szalapski’s 1975 documentary on singer/songwriters, that takes place around Guy Clark’s kitchen table on Christmas Eve. It’s a “guitar pull”—a term used to...

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