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100 Words for Foodies


100 Words series

About the Book

Americans today relish foods from nearly all of the world’s cultures, and perhaps no area of English vocabulary hails from such a wide array of languages as the words we use for the things we eat.

The 100 words in this book span the gamut of cooking and dining—from ingredients to preparation to serving. The words were selected for their interesting meanings, their delightful sounds, and their marvelous histories.

Seasoned with mouthwatering recipes and delectable notes that explain where the words come from, 100 Words for Foodies is the perfect gift for that food lover in your life.

Here is a complete list of the words in 100 Words for Foodies:

aioli

amaranth

arrabbiata

baba gannouj

bacalao

bain-marie

beignet

bialy

biryani

blanch

bruschetta

bulgogi

cardamom

ceviche

chaat

challah

chayote

chiffonade

chipotle

choucroute

cilantro

couscous

croque-monsieur

dahl

deglaze

dim sum

edamame

emulsify

epazote

falafel

farci

fenugreek

Florentine

focaccia

fufu

gado gado

galangal

ganache

garam masala

garlic

gazpacho

gravlax

gremolata

haggis

hamantasch

hominy

hoppin’ John

induction cooking

injera

julienne

junket

kecap manis

kibbeh

kimchi

lavash

linguiça

lovage

macerate

madeleine

mandoline

mezzaluna

mezze

mole

mouthfeel

nacho

nopal

nuoc mam

orzo

pawpaw

pho

piccata

pierogi

polenta

ponzu

poutine

purslane

quahog

ramekin

rissole

rouille

roux

salsa

sancocho

shawarma

soba

souvlaki

speck

tagine

tamale

tatsoi

teff

tomalley

umami

vindaloo

wasabi

waterzooi

xanthan gum

yakitori

yuca zabaglione
 

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