“Wake up and smell the coffee”

Straight Outta My Kitchen The Meaning Behind Food Saying Monday

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Meaning: To become aware of your surroundings/ reality check

 This one, as far as Straight Outta My Kitchen can tell, originated in a Nescafé ad campaign and was popularized by the late advice columnist Ann Landers began using it in the late 50s when telling a woman that her terminally unemployed son-in-law was just lazy or  her “working late” husband was cheating.  Don’t confuse it with “wake up and smell the roses”  That phrase is actually a mixture of the old standard “stop and smell the roses” and “wake up and smell the coffee.”


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Hi, I'm Chris I've been working in kitchens for almost 20 years. Straight Outta My Kitchen is about Sustainable Fresh Local Products. Content Simple Easy Recipes to follow along at home. Straight Outta My Kitchen will strive to produce quality content on home cooking, cast iron, recipes, Product reviews, Food Photography and other things as I go along Looking forward to see how this all pans outs. When It comes to eating I definitely enjoy great flavors, seasonal inspired, great home cooked meals. Growing up I was always in the kitchen learning, watching, learning what does and doesn't go well together. Well Thanks for stopping by here and checking out my photos hope the make you hungry and want to go cook.

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