Cupboard Love 2: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities
Nominated in 1997 for a Julia Child Award, Cupboard Love is back, bigger and better than ever. In this updated and expanded edition, Mark Morton lays out a sumptuous feast of more than a thousand culinary word-histories. From everyday foods to exotic dishes, from the herbs and spices of medieval England to the cooking implements of the modern kitchen, Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and not-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word ''pomegranate'' is related to the word ''grenade''? That ''baguette'' is a cousin of ''bacteria''? That ''souffl(r)'' comes from the same root as ''flatulence''? Who knew that ''vermicelli'' is Italian for ''little worms'', that ''avocado'' comes from an Aztec word meaning ''testicle'', or that ''catillation'' denotes the unseemly licking of plates?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EvaCatHerder - LibraryThing
I have read many books on this subject and they range fairly widely in both depth and quality. I found Cupboard Love to be right in the middle on both counts. While I didn't find anything wildly ... Read full review
Review: Cupboard Love: A Dictionary of Culinary CuriositiesUser Review - Cloay - Goodreads
... This book is sequenced like a dictionary/reference. Good as reference from a culinary point of view. Read full review