Verbs are one of the best ways to add verve to writing–any kind of writing. So if you’re a food writer, be sure to take advantages of culinary verbs that sizzle. At the top you see the culinary verb “to pipe” being demonstrated. At right you see the verb “to drizzle” in action; the maple sauce recipe is here. At left below I’m shown glazing the cake here. At the very bottom you see a cookie that has just been piped, being “marbled.” It’s a pastry decorating action that swirls together two fluid ingredients; a recipe showing marbling is here.
Below is just a starter list of cooking verbs that can liven prose. For more on improving your food writing, check out: