Our terrible food puns

By Martin Zibauer »Martin Zibauer

September 13th, 2011


Here’s a look back at some of the groan-worthy puns we’ve rejected as headlines for recipe features in Cottage Life.

April 2010: Pasta sauces

Pasta de resistance
(Actual head: On Top of Spaghetti)

May 2010: Hot dog toppings

Dog Tired?
The Dogs Are Harking
(Actual head: Good Dog!)

Summer 2010: Snacks to eat on the dock

Appy Hour
Man Bites Dock
Downed by the Water
Snacks? Shore!
Going Snackers
(Actual head: Dock Bites)

Oct 2010: Skillet meals

Feats of Skillet
(Actual head: Out of the Frying Pan)

April 2011: Soups

Potage Life
A Watery Rave
The Divine Bowl
Simmering Presentments
Stock Options
(Actual head: Light Classics)

Winter 2011: I don’t want to give away the theme yet, but the rejected heads include

The Pie Who Came In From the Cold
The Winter of Our Dish Contents
Mutton on the Bounty


Two of my favourite  and real Cottage Life pun headlines, which appeared in the Puttering section, are:

Just In, Timberlike (for an item on imitation wood beams)

Suet Home à la Pamela (for cottager Pamela Guest’s invention of a holder for suet to feed birds)


Any suggestions for other punny heads we should have tried?



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Martin Zibauer

Martin Zibauer

Sep. 16, 2011

11:49 am

Oh, I forgot to include one of the best-worst food puns we've come up with. This was for Jane Rodmell's salad feature in this year's Summer issue: Non, je ne vinaigrette rien Of course, it doesn't make sense, but it sure gets a big groan!

Jackie Davis


Sep. 13, 2011

3:25 pm

I think I suggested "Stock Options" for April 2011, and I was proud of that one!

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