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 this week’s “The Apple: A Bite of Culinary Culture” Katherine Perry talks with Ina Lipkowitz, MIT professor 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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