Eat Your Words: Exposé and Scramble
Devouring books and crafting meals is great – but sounding smart while you do it is even better. That’s why we’re teaching you to eat your words. In this weekly guide, we introduce one literary device (PAPER) and one culinary term (PLATES) everyone should know.
Exposé (noun): a book, article or report that brings to light scandal or crime.
Example: My recommended read this week was Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a book that chronicles the life of a small group of slum-dwellers in Mumbai, India. This non-fiction work details the many injustices to which these citizens are subjected, as well as the crimes they themselves commit. Together, through solid reporting and extensive observation, Boo created an exposé that is special in that it reads more like a book than a criminal report.
Scramble (verb): to stir foods, such as eggs, gently while cooking, resulting in breaking down their natural shape.
Example: Khagina is a spicy egg scramble, created by breaking eggs into a frying pan full of sautéed vegetables cooked in spices that are then broken up with a wooden spoon. The most popular example of a scramble is of course scrambled eggs. I love this video of Gordon Ramsay (yes, that one) teaching you how to cook perfect scrambled eggs: