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by Martha Barnette

Author: Martha Barnette
Subcategory: Cooking Education & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: ASJA Press (March 10, 2005)
Pages: 226 pages
Category: Cooking
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: mobi doc lrf lit

How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli?Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give t. .

How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli?Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty.

Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies book. In Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies, Martha Barnette dishes up the answers to questions about the words we put into our mouths every day. In amusing detail, she uncovers the engaging stories behind the names of foods, and how those names reflect our intimate, affectionate relationship with food and drink.

Food names associated with religion and the supernatural take us beyond the nun's tummies of the title and the anticipated angel- and devil's-food cakes. Another chapter focuses on names that evolved through the typical accidents of mispronounced foreign terms, and thus a crayfish isn't a fish, spareribs aren't spare, and Bombay duck isn't even a fowl. LADYFINGERS AND NUN'S TUMMIES: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names.

Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought. Everything in it is delightful to learn.

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LADYFINGERS AND NUN'S TUMMIES: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus.

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Martha Barnette's Ladyfingers & Nun's Tummies is like a chocolate soufflé: it's a light and fluffy indulgence, yet too delicate and complex to have been concocted by anyone other than a master

Martha Barnette's Ladyfingers & Nun's Tummies is like a chocolate soufflé: it's a light and fluffy indulgence, yet too delicate and complex to have been concocted by anyone other than a master. Sections on foods named after body parts, foods associated with religion, foods named by mistake, and others give a whole new meaning to the term food groups

Ladyfingers & nun's tummies. a lighthearted look at how foods got their names. 1st ed. by Martha Barnette. Published 1997 by Times Books in New York.

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What naughty joke is tucked inside every loaf of pumpernickel? Why do we call it a Tootsie Roll? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli?Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science.Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the "The 100 Best Books of the Year," Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies is a delectable exploration of the language of food and drink. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought."Everything in it is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style that, starting with words describing things we eat, turns out to offer endless food for thought."-The New Yorker"Truly delicious a vast multicultural smorgasbord of our culinary delights a tour de force."-Gene Bluestein, Los Angeles Times Book Review"Ladyfingers will be savored by anyone with a fondness for food and a passion for language."-Francine Prose, People magazine"Why didn't anybody think of this before? What fun Martha Barnette has made of it all, every name for every dish explained and traced and jollied."-William F. Buckley, Jr.