. . . which is what you are if you eat some of the run-of-the-mill pre-grated parmesan cheeses. Did you know that? When I discovered that I was being ‘tricked’ into becoming xylophagous, I began reading labels much more carefully.
Have you guessed the meaning? No? Want me to tell you? Well . . .
ok, ok, it means ‘wood-eating’. Cellulose is wood, and cellulose is what you will find in most of the so-called Parmesan cheese in our grocery stores. Did you also know that in Europe Parmesan cheese is only allowed to contain three ingredients: milk, salt and rennet? It’s true! I wonder why we get not only cellulose, but also Potassium Sorbate and Cheese Cultures in our most familiar green-packaged 100% grated ‘Parmesan’?
Anyway, that’s the word for this Wednesday. See if you can work that into a conversation . . .