Discovering Words in the Kitchen
By Julian Walker
(Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747807766, 96pp.)
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
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250 words which have entered English over the past fifteen hundred years are examined, ranging from Old English adoptions from Latin via French, to U.S. adoptions from Chinese. Changes of spelling and meaning and disagreements about the history of the words are discussed, supported by references within the text to authoritative food historians and dictionary writers from Johnson and Webster to the most recent publications.