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The Meaning Behind Food Saying Tuesdays

Not Your Cup Of Tea


Meaning: Not what one likes or is interested in


Origin: The phrase “cup of tea” was first heard in Great Britain in the early twentieth century. Novelist Nancy Mitford first used the affirmative “my cup of tea” in her 1932 book, Christmas Pudding. The negative version came into popular use during World War II—there’s a lot more to not like during wartime than to like, natch–arriving stateside in Hal Boyle’s column Leaves from a War Correspondent’s Notebook.


Example: I know gory splatter films are not your cup of tea—actually, they’re a cup of tea many may choose to spit out into the sink.

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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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