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Talking Turkey

A Food Lover's Guide to the Origins of Culinary Words and Phrases

Discover the origins of words and phrases that either have come from or moved into the world of food—Bring home the bacon, Couch Potato, In a Pickle, and so much more. This is a boon for word lovers, writers, and foodies.

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where the names of food actually come from or why so many phrases we use daily involve food, whether or not they actually relate to the kitchen. Think about…

  • Adam’s Apple
  • Alcohol
  • All the Tea in China
  • An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • And much more!

These are just a few of the words and phrases listed under “A.” Bring some history and etymology to the table with this delightful, informative, fascinating book of words and phrases.

Robert Hendrickson is the author of more than twenty-five books including American Literary Anecdotes and God Bless America: The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases. He has a deep-rooted love for the English language. He lives in Peconic, New York.

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (February 11, 2014)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781626365506

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