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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    need help to make it sound better

    Hi everybody!

    I'm writing a recipe for fried artichokes with cauliflower. Will you, please, help me to check the following sentence or make it sound better.

    We thought to come up with something special and added a pinch of ground nutmeg to beaten eggs to give this dish some bite.

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: need help to make it sound better

    Hello Changeling,

    What about:

    "We wanted to make this dish a little different. So we added three well-beaten eggs and a pinch of nutmeg to give it some bite."

    All the best,

    MrP

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    #3

    Re: need help to make it sound better

    The added "bite" is the nutmeg - I presume the beaten eggs is already part of the recipe as the binding agent.
    So:
    We thought, to come up with something special, of adding a pinch of ground nutmeg to the beaten eggs to give this dish some [B]'bite'[/B].

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    #4

    Re: need help to make it sound better

    Good point (eggswise).

    Though on reflection, I don't think of nutmeg as particularly biting.

    MrP

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    #5

    Re: need help to make it sound better

    That's because it's ground nutmeg, MrP. A whole one would indeed be something to bite.

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