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Ladyfinger's & Nun's Tummies: from Spare Ribs to Humble Pie-A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names

by Barnette, Martha

  • ISBN: 9780375702983
  • ISBN10: 0375702989

Ladyfinger's & Nun's Tummies: from Spare Ribs to Humble Pie-A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names

by Barnette, Martha

  • List Price: $13.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish date: 12/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780375702983
  • ISBN10: 0375702989
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Description: Where do people dine on nun's tummy and angel's breast? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What is a cherry a misnomer, and why aren't refried beans fried twice? Martha Barnette dishes up the answers in this delectable exploration of the words we put into our mouths.

Here are foods named for things they look like (vermicelli, "little worms") and people (Graham crackers and places (steak tartare). Here are foods whose names evoke ancient myths (cereal). Witty, bawdy, and stuffed with stories, Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies is a gorgeous parfait of history, culture, and language.

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