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The diner's dictionary food and drink from A to Z

This lively and authoritative A to Z guide provides an account of the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. Its encyclopedic entries cover an international spread of foodstuffs, dishes, and beverages, both old and new, well-known and unusual. Find out how our eating habits and vocabulary have developed over centuries of both exploration and immigration. Staple foodstuffs (potato, beef) and drinks (tea, coffee), those named after their place of origin (Stilton and Petit Suisse), named varieties of fruit and vegetable (Cox's orange pippin, Worcester pearmain), varieties of wine-producing grape (cabernet, zinfandel), and popular foreign cuisine (satay, ciabatta) are all described in this menu of food and drink vocabulary.

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  • "This lively and authoritative A to Z guide provides an account of the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. Its encyclopedic entries cover an international spread of foodstuffs, dishes, and beverages, both old and new, well-known and unusual. Find out how our eating habits and vocabulary have developed over centuries of both exploration and immigration. Staple foodstuffs (potato, beef) and drinks (tea, coffee), those named after their place of origin (Stilton and Petit Suisse), named varieties of fruit and vegetable (Cox's orange pippin, Worcester pearmain), varieties of wine-producing grape (cabernet, zinfandel), and popular foreign cuisine (satay, ciabatta) are all described in this menu of food and drink vocabulary."@en
  • "This lively and authoritative A to Z guide provides an account of the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. Its encyclopedic entries cover an international spread of foodstuffs, dishes, and beverages, both old and new, well-known and unusual. Find out how our eating habits and vocabulary have developed over centuries of both exploration and immigration. Staple foodstuffs (potato, beef) and drinks (tea, coffee), those named after their place of origin (Stilton and Petit Suisse), named varieties of fruit and vegetable (Cox's orange pippin, Worcester pearmain), varieties of wine-producing grape (cabernet, zinfandel), and popular foreign cuisine (satay, ciabatta) are all described in this menu of food and drink vocabulary."
  • "Seasoned generously with literary wit, The Diner's Dictionary is a veritable feast, tracing the origins and history of over 2,300 gastronomical words and phrases. John Ayto spreads across our table a veritable cornucopia, from common fruits and vegetables (apples, cherries, apricots, and broccoli, to name a few), to exotic foreign dishes such as gado-gado, nasi goreng, satay, and dashi, and even junk foods such as doughnuts, brownies, and candy. Thoroughly revised, the second edition boasts 1,000 new entries, including the word origins of affogato, bento, cava, goji berry, jalfrezi, mocktail, rugelach, vache qui rit, and zigni. In addition, Ayto has expanded the coverage of vocabulary from foreign cuisines, such as Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and parts of South America. Throughout, Ayto provides fascinating capsule histories of the various foods. He tells us, for instance, that cantaloupe was introduced into Europe from Armenia and was apparently first cultivated at Cantaluppi, a former summer estate of the popes near Rome. We learn the ingredients of haggis and that the name of the Scandinavian drink "aquavit" ultimately derives from Latin aqua vitae or "water of life." From jambalaya and callaloo to arrowroot and shiitake, The Diner's Dictionary is a food-lover's dream, filled with information and fascinating lore.--publisher's description."@en
  • "Traces the origins and history of over 2,300 gastronomical words and phrases. John Ayto spreads across our table a veritable cornucopia, from common fruits and vegetables (apples, cherries, apricots, and broccoli, to name a few), to exotic foreign dishes such as gado-gado, nasi goreng, satay, and dashi, and even junk foods such as doughnuts, brownies, and candy. Thoroughly revised, the second edition boasts 1,000 new entries."@en

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  • "The Diner's Dictionary : Food and Drink from A to Z"
  • "The Diner's dictionary : word origins of food & drink"
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  • "The diner's dictionary : food and drink from A to Z"
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