We often talk about books as we do meals. Something we devour and savor page by page, word by word. In “The Language of Food,” Dan Jurafsky serves up delicious nugget after nugget. Each fact is just so juicy. Ketchup was originally a fermented Chinese fish sauce? Ceviche and fish and chips are cousins? Delectable!
The only sour note with the book is it’s San Francisco-centricity. San Francisco is not the only cultural melting pot within the United States Mr. Jurafsky. However, as it is clearly his hometown, it is easy to see how he would gravitate towards it so easily.
Regardless, food nerds we have your next read right here. I will be sure to divulge some more tasty facts shortly.