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The diner's dictionary : word origins of food & drink

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ayto
ISBN: 9780191744433 0191744433
OCLC Number: 840919592
Notes: Includes index.
"First edition published 1990 by Routledge as The Glutton's Glossary. Revised edition published 1993 by arrangement with Routledge as The Diner's Dictionary. First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback 1994. Reprinted with new covers and corrections and entitled An A-Z of Food and Drink, first published 2002"--Publishing information webpage.
Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Responsibility: John Ayto.
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From absinthe to zabaglione, theDiner's Dictionary is a mouth-watering collection of food and drink terms, explaining their meaning and origins. Covering basic ingredients and traditional dishes, as  Read more...

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