Cover of: Cupboard Love | Mark Steven Morton

Cupboard Love

A Dictionary of Culinary Curiousities

2nd rev. ed.

Published by Insomniac Press in Toronto .
Written in English.

About the Book

Nominated in 1997 for a Julia Child Award, Cupboard Love is back, bigger and better than ever. In this updated and expanded edition, Mark Morton lays out a sumptuous feast of more than a thousand culinary word-histories. From everyday foods to exotic dishes, from the herbs and spices of medieval England to the cooking implements of the modern kitchen, Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and not-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word "pomegranate" is related to the word "grenade"? That "baguette" is a cousin of "bacteria"? That "souffle" comes from the same root as "flatulence"? Who knew that "vermicelli" is Italian for "little worms," that "avocado" comes from an Aztec word meaning "testicle," or that "catillation" denotes the unseemly licking of plates?

Edition Notes

Genre
Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
641.5/03

The Physical Object

Pagination
336 p. ;
Number of pages
336

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22626757M
Internet Archive
cupboardlovedict0000mort
ISBN 10
1894663667
Library Thing
1663117
Goodreads
306297

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