Language of Food

language-food

 

An entertaining foray into what language reveals about our food and culture, Dan Jurnofsky’s “The Language of Food” showcases the author’s knowlege of linguisitics* as well as his knack for lively narrative.

Jurnofsky smoothly blends personal anecdotes, etymology and gastrology to provide a book that is full of useful insights on the intersection and evolution of language and cuisine. 

* a word derived from Linguine