Chicken A La King And The Buffalo Wing: Food Names And The People And Places That Inspired Them

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Writer's Digest Books, Oct 22, 2008 - Cooking - 224 pages
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Hungry for a little culinary trivia?

We all know that the sandwich and eggs Benedict are named after people and that Dover sole and Irish stew are named after places. But how about the Granny Smith apple or the Bing cherry, the Bermuda onion or Anaheim chile?

In Chicken a la King & the Buffalo Wing, you'll find bite-sized entertaining histories of how certain foods and beverages came to be named after people or places–complemented by more than forty-five scrumptious pull-out recipes. This fun and informative reference "menu" is perfect for foodies and language lovers alike. Bon appétit!


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User Review  - rastaphrog - LibraryThing

If you like food, chances are you'll like this book. Here we read about the "origins" of many of the foods we see and eat in our day to day lives. While some of what is put forth is based on hearsay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mechan1c - LibraryThing

This was a fun book for me to read. I got my food reference books out and tested Gilbar's assertions, and for the most part he was pretty much on. He did a good job on the more controversial name ... Read full review



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Steven Gilbar lives in Santa Barbara and is the author of several references and anthologies, including Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading (David R. Godine, 1999); Bibliotopia (David R. Godine, 2005); Published & Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, and Rememberences of American Writers (David R. Godine, 2002); and Natural State: A Literary Anthology of California Nature Writing (University of California Press, 1998).

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