The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary, Second Edition
An exciting blend of food history, etymology, anecdotes, origins and culture.
How often have you found yourself in the middle of preparing a recipe when you come across an unfamiliar term? If you are like most people, the answer is probably quite often. Not recognizing a word and its meaning can diminish the pleasure of preparing a dish.
Discover thousands of definitions, along with a wealth of historical background for many words, in this completely revised edition. Each entry from the previous edition has been reviewed, vetted and edited to reflect today’s culinary landscape. The definitions are listed alphabetically for easy reference, and each includes British and American cooking terms, as well as many foreign language terms.
So whether you’re looking for an entertaining read or the answer to a specific culinary question, this delightful book offers a unique vantage point from which to expand your knowledge of food and your appreciation of cooking. It will make the adventure of cooking all the more enjoyable and will take you on a delightful journey through the world of food. For anyone who cooks or who simply loves food, this is an outstanding reference source and cookbook supplement.