The Wine Snob's Dictionary

An Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge

Author: David Kamp

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

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Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 443

A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob’s Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z. Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify: Finish: the Snob code-term for "aftertaste." (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.) Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with "heritage," and should NEVER be pronounced "meri-TAHJ." Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits" Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!

The Wine Savant: A Guide to the New Wine Culture

Author: Michael Steinberger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 198

View: 366

Presents a guide to wine that is overflowing with practical advice on thinking about wine, becoming a shrewd wine buyer, and enjoying the wine you drink.

The Food Snob's Dictionary

An Essential Lexicon of Gastronomical Knowledge

Author: David Kamp

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

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Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 582

Food Snob n: reference term for the sort of food obsessive for whom the actual joy of eating and cooking is but a side dish to the accumulation of arcane knowledge about these subjects From the author of The United States of Arugula--and coauthor of The Film Snob’s Dictionary and The Rock Snob’s Dictionary--a delectable compendium of food facts, terminology, and famous names that gives ordinary folk the wherewithal to take down the Food Snobs--or join their zealous ranks. Open a menu and there they are, those confusing references to “grass-fed” beef, “farmstead” blue cheese, and “dry-farmed” fruits. It doesn’t help that your dinner companions have moved on to such heady topics as the future of the organic movement, or the seminal culinary contributions of Elizabeth Drew and Fernand Point. David Kamp, who demystified the worlds of rock and film for grateful readers, explains it all and more, in The Food Snobs Dictionary. Both entertaining and authentically informative, The Food Snob’ s Dictionary travels through the alphabet explaining the buzz-terms that fuel the food-obsessed, from “Affinage” to “Zest,” with stops along the way for “Cardoons,” “Fennel Pollen,” and “Sous-Vide,” all served up with a huge and welcome dollop of wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Food and Wine Description (Actas Del Primer Congreso Internacional Sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida Y Del Vino, Que Tuvo Lugar en Madrid en Mayo de 2009)

Author: Margarita GODED RAMBAUD

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

View: 246

Incluye una selección de las ponencias en el Primer Congreso Internacional sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida y del Vino, que tuvo lugar en Madrid en mayo de 2009.

The World of Wine and Food

A Guide to Varieties, Tastes, History, and Pairings

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 484

View: 995

Pairing the right wine with the foods we love can be tricky. Most people go by what they think they know or what they read in magazines or online. Here, Don Philpott takes an international approach to understanding wine, wine varieties, and the foods they pair with best. Accessible and clear, it will appeal to novices as well as true oenophiles.

Food & Wine

The Guide to Good Taste

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Food

Page:

View: 390

Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

With Additional Material from A Thesaurus of Old English

Author: Christian Kay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4448

View: 484

The first historical study of English synonyms provides data on changing terms arranged topically in more than two hundred thousand categories dealing with the external world, the mind, and society, and treating each part of speech.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page:

View: 301