My Kind of Dish

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One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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The word “dish” has many meanings and can signify a variety of things. It still lingers as a compliment for women (“Some dish!”). Dish is also down-and-dirty gossip. And, when a verbal bully shrinks from our sharp rejoinder, we say, “You can dish it out but you can’t take it.”
But more often than not, when we hear the word, our thoughts turn to food—and usually to comfort food. A covered dish at a church social. A dish of ice cream. A fine fish dish. Deep-dish pie. Actually, the word “dish” does the same for me: it makes me think of simple, satisfying, casual food.