The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Yesterday, 11:27am

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Trade Paper
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Cooking and Food- Culinary Reference

100 Words for Foodies (100 Words)

by

100 Words for Foodies (100 Words) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Americans love talking about food almost as much as they love eating it, and to describe it, English speakers partake of an impressive spread of fascinating words. 100 Words for Foodies presents a delectable sampler of these words, words that grace the tables of restaurants and are bandied about the kitchen at home.

The words selected for this book cover the whole gamut of foodie terminology. There are words for implements and vessels, like mezzaluna and tagine, alongside the names of techniques, like macerate, and methods, like deglaze. There are spices, like epazote and fenugreek, sauces, like nuoc mam and rouille, and dishes from almost every cuisine imaginable: baba gannouj (Egyptian), gado gado (Indonesian), sancocho (Latin American), yakitori (Japanese), and zabaglione (Italian).

Each entry has a definition and a pronunciation. Some entries are enhanced with recipes, and others have word history notes that tell surprising backstories. For instance, did you know that coriander and cilantro come from the same plant? Or that pho, the name of the quintessential Vietnamese soup, isnt a native Vietnamese word, but comes from French, feu, “fire,” probably from the phrase pot au feu (borrowed into English for another kind of soup)?

Hip and informative, 100 Word for Foodies is one delight you wont be able to resist. Bring it to your next dinner party. Youll see smiles all around.

Synopsis:

This latest work in the 100 Words series presents 100 mouthwatering food terms to be savored by fine diners, cooking fanatics, and ordinary folks who enjoy what they eat but can't always decipher the menu.

About the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547239682
Author:
American Heritage Dictionary
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of the
Author:
Editors of The American Heritage Dictionaries
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
100 Words
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 4.5 in 0.21 lb

Related Subjects


Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Quotes and Trivia
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

100 Words for Foodies (100 Words) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 96 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547239682 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This latest work in the 100 Words series presents 100 mouthwatering food terms to be savored by fine diners, cooking fanatics, and ordinary folks who enjoy what they eat but can't always decipher the menu.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.