実践ビジネス英語 2017/10/11 #実践ビジネス英語
11 水 Lesson13 Ugly Produce (4)

MacMillan says some chefs arehighlighting ugly food.
And Collins says she is fine with that
as long as it tastes good
and the dishes, silverware are clean.
Ueda describes cookbooks for leftovers he’s using lately.
Collins says people are looking
more closely at expiration dates.
And MacMillan says efforts to reduce food waste
are also being made in Europe.

Chefs are coming up with innovative menus that make a point of highlighting so-called ugly food.

I don’t mind ugly as long as the food tastes good, and the dishes glasses and cutlery are clean.

I picked up an interesting book that was on sale at the farmers market. It features recipes for leftovers and is aimed at what it calls “fashionably frugal foodies.

Hmm. That sounds good in theory, but I hope it has more than just recipes for meat loaf and casserole. I had quite enough of them when I was growing up, thank you.

Oh, it’s much more imaginative than that. I was amazed by just how creative you can be with leftover food. I’ve been having lots of fun trying out the recipes in the book. You’d be surprised what you can do with a kumquat.

Good for you, Shota. I’m impressed. Another aspect of this trend to reduce food waste is that people are looking more closely at expiration dates on food. Many of us have tended to confuse “best-by” dates with expiration dates.

There’s a similar trend in Europe. For example, a supermarket chain in Austria recently introduced a range of what it calls “nonconformist” produce.

come up with …を考え出す、…を思いつく
come up with, think of, devise.
She came up with the great slogan, you could say.
Or: I came up some ideas with budget cuts.

make a point of あえて[わざわざ、必ず] …をする
cutlery(集合的に)食卓用のナイフやスプーン・フォーク類、カトラリー
Up at the top, Collins says, “I don’t mind ugly as long as
the food tastes good, and the dishes, glasses and cutlery are clean.”
Spoons, knives, forks used on a dining table.
Collins also could have said, “silverware” even if it’s not actually
made of silver.

recipe for leftovers(料理の)残り物を使うレシピ
what it callsいわゆる…、…と呼ばれるもの

fashionably frugal foodie おしゃれに倹約したい食通
A frugal person is sparing with their money.
They don’t spend unnecessarily. They save where they can.
I try to be frugal by shopping at the 100 yen shop for things
like notebooks and sponges.
And a foodie is a person who is very interested in food
and knows a lot about it.
 
fashionably late. ほんとうは遅れてはいけないんだけれど、ちょっと遅れてしまった

good in theory 理屈としてはもっともな、理論上はよい
Salmans says,
“The recipe books for leftover sounds in theory.”

casserole キャセロール[蒸し焼き鍋]料理
be amazed by …に驚かされる、…に目をみはる
If you’re amazed by, you’re extremely surprised, stunned.
I was amazed by his foreign language skills.
Or: I was amazed at her lack of knowledge.

kumquat キンカン(の実)
a range of さまざまな…、広範な…
Down at the bottom, MacMillan says,
“A super market chain in Austria has introduced
a range of nonconformist produce.”

nonconformist 形容詞(行動、考えなどの)一般的な規範にとらわれない[従わない]、非協調(主義)の
Doesn’t much the norm, doesn’t go along with what’s standard.  
You hear about nonconformist lifestyle, for example,
People who live without electricity or in a group commune.



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