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Cupboard Love: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities

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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.

Synopsis:

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" 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?

About the Author

Mark Morton is an assistant professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, and language columnist for CBC radio's Definitely Not the Opera. Morton lives in Winnipeg with his wife, author Melanie Cameron.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781894663663
Subtitle:
A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities
Publisher:
Insomniac Press
Author:
Morton, Mark
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General Cooking
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , 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" 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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