One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of a chef (especially with reference to elaborate recipes, complicated techniques, etc.)‘there are no trendy ingredients or cheffy tricks’‘when you cook and write a lot about food, you pick up some cheffy habits’
- ‘But despite having a fun time, I've never been inspired to make any of the dishes back home, complaining they're too complicated and cheffy.’
- ‘As somebody who gets paid to sit in restaurants, I'm well accustomed to deciphering hackneyed old menu descriptions and cheffy verbiage.’
- ‘There are worthy meats, too, although done with an edgier, cheffy sensibility.’
- ‘I had planned some culinary delights because Big Al loves his food - indeed by his own admission he can be "a bit cheffy".’
- ‘He gets cheffy sometimes, but he doesn't flinch about pencilling fish fingers into the mix, either.’
- ‘We've long been familiar with the open kitchen, where you observe the cheffy goings on from varying distances.’
- ‘As a little cheffy touch, we season the croquettes with a little parsley salt and garnish the dish with baby parsley shoots.’
- ‘It turns out lichen is a very cheffy ingredient.’
- ‘It was one of the most beautiful flavour experiences I've ever enjoyed and most definitely not a cheffy gimmick.’
- ‘She'd always loved cooking, but didn't think her style was cheffy enough.’
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