A London chef has overnight access to Louisiana crayfish. A Nebraska housewife finds the complex spices key to a proper Indian curry in her area supermarket. Big Macs are all the rage in Moscow. In the 1990s, the hallmarks of the Global Village - advances in telecommunications and transportation - have made food, dining, and cooking truly international. And The International Dictionary of Food and Nutrition is an invaluable handbook for anyone intent on keeping up with the latest in the language of good cooking and eating.
This culinary and nutrition dictionary presents a wide range of definitions and descriptions, including terms found on menus, in cookbooks and periodicals, as well as words and terms used in food production, processing, and preparation. In more than 7,600 entries, The International Dictionary of Food and Nutrition translates into layman's English the common and esoteric terms used to identify food ingredients, entrees, and supplementary items. It also identifies the ethnic or cultural origin of the terms used in the production, processing and preparation of food items in a professional lexicographic manner. From traditional entries on classic ingredients and entrees to the words and phrases that reflect a growing worldwide interest in ethnic dining, the Dictionary is accurate, authoritative, comprehensive, and current in its coverage of the language of food.
For professional chefs, amateur cooks, dietitians, home economists, gourmet diners, and foodservice professionals, The International Dictionary of Food and Nutrition is an essential guide for anyone intent on absorbing the abundance of information available on international cuisine today.