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A Gourmets Guide: Food and Drink from A to Z John Ayto

A Gourmets Guide: Food and Drink from A to Z

John Ayto

Published January 26th 1995
ISBN : 9780192800251
Paperback
400 pages
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From Angels on Horseback to Zabaglione this lively and authoritative guide presents the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. The books rich spread will delight all those who want to discover more about what theyMoreFrom Angels on Horseback to Zabaglione this lively and authoritative guide presents the meaning, origin, and development of over 1,200 food and drink terms. The books rich spread will delight all those who want to discover more about what they eat and drink.Encyclopedic entries on a wide range of foodstuffs, dishes, and beveragesStaple foods ( potato, rice ) and everday drinks ( tea, coffee )Foods named after their place of origin - Stilton and Petit SuissePopular foreign cuisine from Ciabatta to poppadomGastronomic red herrings such as Bombay duck, Alaska strawberries, and prairie oyster