Taking the biscuit

I don’t know why I find the word “cookies” annoying. What I really don’t know is why I am being so equivocal. I’m very clear about the reasons for my dislike of the word. There’s something about the diminutive that reminds me of “bikkies” which is a long way beyond annoying. There is also the suggestion of a sugar sweet American accent which does nothing to sugar the pill for me.  Biscuit is a crisper sounding word, and it says more about twice cooked sweet dough than “cookies” ever will. Today being a particularly bleak January day, biscuits seemed a good thing to make. The smell of biscuits cooking is mood altering, and mood altering to the good, which is essential on days like today. January may well need a lot of biscuits, but no fucking cookies……..


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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2 Responses to Taking the biscuit

  1. Cookies! I dislike that word. Give me sophistication of biscuits any day 🙂

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