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 meals phrases inform a outstanding tale concerning the evolution of our language and culinary background, revealing a collision of cultures from the time Caesar first arrived on British seashores to the current day. Words to consume via explores the tales at the back of 5 of our most elementary meals phrases, phrases which display our strong institutions with definite meals. utilizing resources that variety from Roman histories to Julia kid's recipes, Ina Lipkowitz exhibits how saturated with French and Italian names the English culinary vocabulary is. however the phrases for our most simple foodstuffs--bread, milk, leek, meat, and apple--are nonetheless rooted in outdated English. Words to consume by way of will make readers think again the meals they consume and the phrases they use to explain them. Brimming with info, this publication deals an research of our culinary and linguistic background that's as available because it is enlightening.

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