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

Author: John Ayto; John $tGlutton's glossary Ayto; John $tDiner's dictionary Ayto; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed., revView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ayto, John.
Diner's dictionary.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013, ©2012
(DLC) 2012538685
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Ayto; John $tGlutton's glossary Ayto; John $tDiner's dictionary Ayto; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199640249 0199640246 9780191744433 0191744433
OCLC Number: 859180986
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed July 29, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 405 pages) : illustrations, digital
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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