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Eat Your Words: A Fascinating Look at the Language of Food

by Charlotte Jones

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Discusses the history and meaning of all kinds of food-related words and phrases and describes customs and beliefs about various foods.

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Interesting, but not really captivating. ( )
  Wren73 | Mar 4, 2022 |
This amusing book may be a quick read but it is chock full interesting food tidbits. Among the several food topics, the origins of some foods and how they were named can be found in these pages. Bread and butter pickles were named for providing the woman who created the recipe with money with which to buy bread and butter, among other staples. It was worth reading the book if only to find out that it took seven whole years before some genius decided to improve on the Milky Way bar (1923) and came up with adding peanuts, giving birth to the Snickers bar (1930). Yes, this book is likely to make you hungry, so grab a candy bar before you start reading it. Entertaining and enlightening. ( )
  Maydacat | May 17, 2017 |
An interesting look at the history and language of food. ( )
  rebeccaperez | Apr 29, 2017 |
Gives information of the origins of food and how they get their names
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  TUCC | Jan 27, 2017 |
An enjoyable, often funny, and readable account of how food terms have become part of the lexicon, how dishes were named, and various fun historical facts. The Graham of graham cracker was a fanatic of healthy eating; the Salisbury of Salisbury steak also had his own views on diet (beef three times a day). The Melba of peach and toast was a famous opera singer. Bringing home the bacon and other terms are included. Fun!
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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