The Food Snob's Dictionary

The Food Snob's Dictionary

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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 From the author of The United States of Arugula--and coauthor of The Film Snoba€™s Dictionary and The Rock Snoba€™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 a€œgrass-feda€ beef, a€œfarmsteada€ blue cheese, and a€œdry-farmeda€ fruits. It doesna€™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 Snoba€™ s Dictionary travels through the alphabet explaining the buzz-terms that fuel the food-obsessed, from a€œAffinagea€ to a€œZest, a€ with stops along the way for a€œCardoons, a€ a€œFennel Pollen, a€ and a€œSous-Vide, a€ all served up with a huge and welcome dollop of wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.that a) kitchen staffs are rife with volatile drug users; and b) most actual cooking in fine-dining establishments is performed by ... and his wife want for their new McMansion, then the Snob will purchase a restaurant-grade Traulsen refrigerator .

Title:The Food Snob's Dictionary
Author:David Kamp, Marion Rosenfeld
Publisher:Clarkson Potter - 2009-11-04


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