Do they drive anyone else insane? "A succulent supreme of corn-fed chicken, gently enrobed in an smooth emulsion of mushroom and cream, nestled on a bed of riz vapeur." So...chicken in a mushroom sauce with rice? Okay so I made that one up, but we've all seen something similar, haven't we? The French pretensions aside (if the food isn't explicitly French, please don't use French terms), the word nestled makes me feel physically sick if I think about it too much. Others: Pan-fried. How else might you fry a steak, then? Does saying pan-fried make it healthier? No. Oven-roasted. Ditto. I wouldn't have expected you to have used a cat or a bucket, say. In fact, whilst we're here roast is a perfectly adequate adjective to describe food cooked in such a manner, so say something is roasted in meaningless and sounds daft. Home-made. If I wanted a home-made pie, I'd have stayed at home. I'm paying you to cook one in your restaurant. I'd like a restaurant-made pie please. And there are plenty of others... Or is this just me?!