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Cupboard Love: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities

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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.
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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.
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Cupboard Love is thoroughly-researched, well-presented, fascinating, and a wonderful addition to reference collections, especially for libraries supporting interest in culinary arts or etymology.
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Corby Kummer
Cupboard Love is one of those books I turn to for automatic reference.
Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of The Pleasures of Slow Food
Margaret Visser
An erudite and imaginative look at food-related words - useful on the shelf of anyone for whom food resonates.
author of The Rituals of Dinner
Richard Lederer
Cupboard Love offers a banquet of food for thought. Mark Morton's delicious 'eat-ymologies' show that everyday we say a mouthful and truly eat our words.
author of Anguished English and The Superior Person's Book of Words.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780921368663
  • Publisher: Blizzard Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Morton is an assistant professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, and language columnist for CBC radio's Definitely Not the Opera. Morton lives in Winnipeg with his wife, author Melanie Cameron.
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