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"Ketchup" is Fish Sauce?!

September 30, 2014

According to Stanford University linguist Dan Jurafsky in his book, The Language of Food, just published by WW Norton, the words we use for everyday foods contain clues to the food’s origin and evolving use around the globe. Take ketchup for instance, a word dating back to 200 BC, apparently.  “..…

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Recipes for Life, Love and Art: What's Not to Like?

September 3, 2014

Bloomsbury fans, lovers of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Lytton Strachey and the gang, and those keen to rediscover old handed down, handwritten English recipes, and lovers of foodish art, get this lavishly illustrated book by Jan Ondaatje Rolls, a look at "vital living across the dining table."

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