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The food snob's dictionary

an essential lexicon of gastronomical knowledge : food snob n: reference term for the sort of food obsessive for whom the actual joy of eating and cooking is but a side dish to the accumulation of arcane knowledge about these subjects

1st ed.

Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Food Snob n: reference term for the sort of food obsessive for whom the actual joy of eating and cooking is but a side dish to the accumulation of arcane knowledge about these subjectsFrom the author of The United States of Arugula--and coauthor of The Film Snob's Dictionary and The Rock Snob's Dictionary--a delectable compendium of food facts, terminology, and famous names that gives ordinary folk the wherewithal to take down the Food Snobs--or join their zealous ranks.Open a menu and there they are, those confusing references to "grass-fed" beef, "farmstead" blue cheese, and "dry-farmed" fruits. It doesn't help that your dinner companions have moved on to such heady topics as the future of the organic movement, or the seminal culinary contributions of Elizabeth Drew and Fernand Point. David Kamp, who demystified the worlds of rock and film for grateful readers, explains it all and more, in The Food Snobs Dictionary.Both entertaining and authentically informative, The Food Snob' s Dictionary travels through the alphabet explaining the buzz-terms that fuel the food-obsessed, from "Affinage" to "Zest," with stops along the way for "Cardoons," "Fennel Pollen," and "Sous-Vide," all served up with a huge and welcome dollop of wit.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Genre
Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
641.503
Library of Congress
TX349 .K25 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxii, 112 p. :
Number of pages
112

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18275933M
Internet Archive
foodsnobsdiction00kamp_0
ISBN 10
0767926919
ISBN 13
9780767926911
LC Control Number
2007003610
Library Thing
4163495
Goodreads
126259
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