Eat Your Words
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Eat Your Words

The Definitive Dictionary for the Discerning Diner (A foodie gift and Scrabble words source)

By Paul Convery

The Comprehensive Etymology of Eating

“Now I can impress my food-snob friends with more than my ratatouille and learn some great food-related scrabble words as well.” —Nina Lesowitz, author of The Party Girl Cookbook

Looking for a unique foodie gift? Eat Your Words is a true treat for anyone who loves language as much as food. And, it’s a great Scrabble helper.

Eat Your Words is a gloriously gluttonous glossary of all things grub and gastronomy. Eat Your Words author Paul Convery is a "word doctor" with 20 years’ experience as a proofreader, a copyeditor, and magazine production manager. A lifelong logophile, he is also the author of other fun reference books you didn’t know you wanted (Drinktionary: The Definitive Dictionary for the Discerning Drinker and Inkhorn's Erotonomicon: An Advanced Sexual Vocabulary for Verbivores and Vulgarians.)

A delight for word nerds and a great foodie gift. With witty and fun definitions of everything from aeroponics to zoosaprophagy, this dictionary of foodie trivia has definitions for 6,000 unusual and unfamiliar terms. For Scrabble stars and anyone who excels at Words with Friends, Eat Your Words is a clever guide to little-known culinary terms that will give you that special edge.

In Eat Your Words: The Definitive Dictionary for Discerning Diners, you’ll find terms about:

  • A cornucopia of culinary treats from around the world
  • The cultivation, selling, and serving of every food you can imagine
  • The appetites of diners and their dinners across all species

Fans of The Flavor EquationTequila Mockingbird, or On Food and Cooking will enjoy this fascinating journey into the language of food and eating.

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