Romaine wasn't built in a day : the delightful history of food language / Judith Tschann ; illustrations by Peter Tschann-Grimm.
Book | Voracious, Little, Brown and Company | 2023 | First edition.
12 holds on first copy returned of 5 copies

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First edition.
viii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Breakfast: word origins of our morning fare -- Midmorning java break: food origins of computer jargon -- Lunch: foods names after people, places, and body parts -- Happy hour: word origins of alcohol, cocktails, and liquor vessels -- Dinner: word origins of veggies, meats, nuts, and sweets -- Nightcaps: evening drinks and end-of-the-day thoughts about food language -- Appendix: languages from which English has borrowed food words.
"Food and words--we rely on both to sustain our daily lives. We begin each morning hungry for nourishment and conversation, and our happiest moments and fondest memories are often filled with ample servings of both. Food historian Judith Tschann celebrates this glorious intersection of linguistic and culinary affinities with Romaine Wasn't Built in a Day, a decadent romp through the history of food words"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-218) and index.
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Romaine was not built in a day
Delightful history of food language
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