Discovering Words in the Kitchen


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Throughout history, the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their environment and other cultures. 250 words which have entered English over the past fifteen hundred years are examined, ranging from Old English adoptions from Latin via French, to ...

Discovering Words in the Kitchen 2010, Shire Publications, New York

ISBN-13: 9780747807766

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