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field lobster

field lobster  n.— «“Field lobster tail” is another name for crawfish or those delicious creatures resembling miniature lobsters that live in rice fields. If crawfish are not available, you can substitute chopped lobster meat, which...

shamburger

shamburger  n.— «At the South Bank Polytechnic, a team of food scientists is labouring to produce a bean burger made of tempeh (fermented rice and soya beans). They call it a Shamburger. I call it a shame.» —“You don’t have to mortify...

nothingburger

nothingburger  n.— «Maybe I’ll write a réplique to Steve Almond’s ridiculous, overheated op-ed commentary, in which he resigned his nothingburger teaching job at Boston College to protest its selection of Condoleezza Rice as commencement...

truth window

truth window  n.— «A truth window is a common thing that’s built into these rice straw buildings, because actually when they are covered with stucco it’s very difficult to tell, other than the very sort of soft look that the building has...

boat sushi

boat sushi  n.— «Nigiri: This type of sushi, where the rice has been molded and hand-pressed into an oblong shape, is often termed “boat sushi” because of its configuration. These hand-molded fingers of rice can be topped with...

tired iron

tired iron  n.— «Old airplanes are such a risk that the aviation industry even has a term for them—‘tired iron.” This tired iron should have been retired.» —“Motley Rice LLC Files Suit in Connection with Seaplane...