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Entry from June 14, 2018
“Vegetables are just crunchy water”

Are vegetables mostly water? “Vegetables are just crunchy water” was printed in the book American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields (2010) by Rowan Jacobsen. “Vegetables = Crunchy Water” was posted on Twitter on February 8, 2012. “Vegetables are just different colors of crunchy water” was posted on Twitter on October 8, 2017.

Similar food sayings are “Celery is just crunchy water.” “Cucumbers are just crunchy water,” “Lettuce is just crunchy water,” “Watermelon is just crunchy juice” and “Watermelon is just crunchy water.”


Google Books
American Terroir:
Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields

By Rowan Jacobsen
New York, NY: Bloomsbury
2010
Pg. 1:
“Vegetables are just crunchy water,” Paul likes to say.

Twitter
Stone Cold
@saxmachine666
I like eating vegetables, they’re like crunchy water
6:18 AM - 3 Aug 2011

Twitter
Jenna Lyne
@Jenments
Vegetables = Crunchy Water
2:57 PM - 8 Feb 2012

Twitter
✌🏽
@gnashpredusa
I dunno how some people are #vegetarians.  Vegetables, to me, are nothing but crunchy water and it’s near impossible to get full on them.
12:13 PM - 3 Apr 2012

Twitter
DA STEP DADDY OF RAP
@DamienSwag4dayz
the flavor of vegetables seem so unnecessary. tomatoes taste like water, cucumbers taste like water, lettuce taste like crunchy water
7:17 PM - 8 May 2012

Twitter
Aril Joi Offutt
@_Harild
Vegetables are just like crunchy water.
5:00 PM - 21 Jan 2013

Twitter
The Mediocre Gatsby
@WhoIsCamden
The problem with vegetables is they are all basically crunchy water.
12:11 AM - 24 Apr 2013

Twitter
EDM_JUNKY
@cosmic_chaser
Vegetables are crunchy water
12:41 AM - 18 Nov 2013

Twitter
Jacob Barnes
@aptosjb
Vegetables are just crunchy water. #BrandonLogic
2:33 PM - 6 May 2014

Twitter
Aram
@boatsnhosenfeld
most vegetables are just crunchy water
5:38 PM - 31 May 2015

Twitter
Josh Catubig
@joshca2big
Vegetables should be called crunchy water.
5:05 PM - 16 Jun 2016

Twitter
Erin Pille
@erin_pille
Vegetables are just different colors of crunchy water.
1:35 PM - 8 Oct 2017 from Omaha, NE

Twitter
Derek Nowicki
@DerekStDerek
Vegetables are basically just crunchy water, really
10:47 PM - 7 Jun 2018

Twitter
Baby grill 🦋
@sladkins_
How do people not like vegetables most of them taste like crunchy water
2:34 PM - 11 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, June 14, 2018 • Permalink