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Paperback The Food Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Gastronomical Knowledge Book

ISBN: 0767926919

ISBN13: 9780767926911

The Food Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Gastronomical Knowledge

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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...

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5 ratings

Marvelous fun if you're a foodie

The foodie mystique unmasked. This book has all the trivia that a real foodie needs to know, presented in a fun format!

Much Better Than Arugula

Wow no one is a bigger food snob than me but there was not one useful food term left out of this dictionary. I looked and looked and looked. I had some issues with the Broccolini segment but overall a grand job by all involved. This is a much better book than United States of Arugula! Oh and I did find one omission in the " W " section the word "wine" is not there. Strange since that is a vital part of any food snobs meal. Nevertheless I have read every food book on the market and this is a STEAL at these prices and real handy when you need to know your Quince from your Quinoa!

Know Your Food

While I'm far from a food snob, it's nice to appear knowledgable to those who are. The book is written in a humorous manner. It was delivered speedily and in good condition.

Great dictionary, great fun

Now you too can show off like a seasoned snob in the the finest restaurants. It used to be all one needed was an attitude and a working knowledge of the French language to show off in a great restaurant. But that was before terms like artisanal and zabaglione invaded. Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of the clever and funny writer David Kamp, all you need is this Food Snob's Dictionary hidden in your purse or back pocket. I never leave home without it. My friends are all impressed with my new found knowledge of food. Oh, and it's darn fun to read too.

The Knife loves this too

Publication days are happy ones, particularly when they involve The World's Second Best Accidental Food Writer, David Kamp. (First place goes to Anthony Bourdain, although after four books, two TV shows and a bunch of mystery novels, he's sort of an editor emeritus; it's been years since he's seen the dark side of a restaurant kitchen.) In any case, "The Food Snob's Dictionary" ("FSD") is the unholy love child of Kamp's twin obsessions: pop-culture lexicons of "aspirational satire" and the rise of America's food(ie) culture, which he documented brilliantly in "The United States of Arugula" (which, in paperback, has a fabulous new tagline: "The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution"). Kamp's FSD, like his dictionaries that came before it (Rock Snob's, Film Snob's), is dedicated to celebrating and righteously tweaking the cultural obsessive. Be still, my heart.
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