A fancy friend went on and on to a few of us about her "pilgrimage to E. Dehillerin." We'll admit that at first we thought she was talking about her search for a higher power, not high-priced cookware. If only we'd had The Food Snob's Dictionary, we'd have known better.
E. Dehillerin, the book explains, is an "ancient, family-run cookware store in Paris's 1st Arrondissement; a mecca for American Food Snobs even though electronic shopping ... has undercut the uniqueness of the shop's inventory."
From Acme Bread Company to yuzu, this dictionary will stuff your mind with arcane food knowledge. Authors David Kamp (who also wrote The United States of Arugula) and Marion Rosenfeld's satiric skill makes the book cook on two levels. It is both a handy guide to the world of obscure food knowledge and a salty attempt at deflating uptight gourmands.
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