Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language

Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language

Ina Lipkowitz


English foodstuff phrases inform a extraordinary tale in regards to the evolution of our language and culinary historical past, revealing a collision of cultures from the time Caesar first arrived on British beaches to the current day. Words to consume by means of explores the tales in the back of 5 of our most elementary nutrition phrases, phrases which demonstrate our strong institutions with yes meals. utilizing assets that diversity from Roman histories to Julia kid's recipes, Ina Lipkowitz indicates how saturated with French and Italian names the English culinary vocabulary is. however the phrases for our most elementary foodstuffs--bread, milk, leek, meat, and apple--are nonetheless rooted in previous English. Words to devour via will make readers re-examine the meals they consume and the phrases they use to explain them. Brimming with info, this ebook bargains an research of our culinary and linguistic background that's as available because it is enlightening.

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