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Published: 15 December 2012

416 Pages | decorative woodcuts/line drawings

5 x7 inches

ISBN: 9780199640249

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The Diner's Dictionary

Word Origins of Food and Drink

Second Edition

John Ayto

  • Over 2,000 encyclopedic entries describing the fascinating word history of a wide range of foodstuffs, dishes, and beverages; from the everyday staples to popular foreign cuisine
  • Written in an engaging style with numerous captivating stories and anecdotes
  • Authoritative word histories - drawing on the Oxford Dictionaries research
  • With an introduction by the late Alan Davidson, author of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Food
  • Completely revised and updated to reflect latest findings in food history
  • 1,000 entries new to this edition, including the word origins of affogato, bags of mystery, bento, cava, Eton mess, goji berry, jalfrezi, mocktail, rugelach, vache qui rit, and zigni
  • Expanded coverage of vocabulary from foreign cuisines, such as Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and parts of South America

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