Published January 13, 1994
by Oxford University Press, USA .
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||400|
‘At fado restaurants, diners are periodically regaled by heart-rending renditions of these woe-stricken ballads, thus allowing a pause for digestion.’ ‘Needless to say, a television set with the volume turned down low, was the central piece in the restaurant, to allow diners to watch World Cup cricket as they savoured the food.’. Seasoned generously with literary wit, The Diner's Dictionary is a veritable feast, tracing the origins and history of over 2, gastronomical words and phrases. John Ayto spreads across our table a veritable cornucopia, from common fruits and vegetables (apples, cherries, apricots, and broccoli, to name a few), to exotic foreign dishes such as gado-gado, nasi goreng, satay, and dashi, and. Diner definition is - a person who dines (as in a restaurant) or who is dining. How to use diner in a sentence. Over 2, entriesSeasoned generously with literary wit, The Diner’s Dictionary is a veritable feast, tracing the origins and history of over 2, gastronomical words and phrases. John Ayto spreads across our table a veritable cornucopia, from common fruits and vegetables (apples, cherries, apricots, and broccoli, to name a few), to exotic foreign dishes such as gado-gado, nasi goreng.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: First edition published in by Routledge as The glutton's glossary; Revised edition publsihed by arrangement with Routledge as The diner's dictionary; First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback as The Gourmet's guide; Second edition published by arrangement with . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for A Diner's Dictionary: Food and Drink From A to Z at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Here are the cover blurbs: “Be warned – this is a dangerously fascinating book,” “stuffed with delightful morsels in a digestible form,” “a quirky irresistible volume.” Hardcover, 4 1/2 stars on Amazon, but it appears stock is very low for new copies. Diners Dictionary ♦ CS Marketplace. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Diner's Dictionary: Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto (, Hardcover) at the best .