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The Glutton's Glossary By John Ayto

The Glutton's Glossary
by John Ayto

A dictionary of over 1000 English gastronomic terms, this book traces the history of food and drink terms and combines this with a history of various foodstuffs and dishes.

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The Glutton's Glossary Summary

A dictionary of English gastronomic vocabulary, this book traces the history of food and drink terms - where they came from, when they entered the language - and combines this with the story of how the foodstuffs and dishes themselves have evolved over the centuries. The book has been written for those people who take an interest in words and their history, and to food and wine enthusiasts who would like to know about the origins of different foods and dishes. It gives full details of the linguistic ancestry of over 1000 words and is written in a style accessible to those without any specialized knowledge of linguistic terminology and is enlivened with appropriate quotations.

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The Glutton's Glossary
John Ayto
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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