All Things Food: Last week’s “The Apple” looked at “Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language”


“Would an apple by any other name taste as sweet? Why do we drink milk at the breakfast table, but take our café “au lait”? On last week’s “The Apple: A Bite of Culinary Culture” Katherine Perry spoke with Ina Lipkowitz, a literature professor at MIT and author of “Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language”. The book traces the history of a few of the most basic food words in English–and what they reveal about us.”



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