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The Language of Food


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Dan Jurafsky is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" and a professor of linguistics at Stanford University. He and his wife live in San Francisco.


"...hugely entertaining book..." -- The Independent "Deliciously erudite." -- Nature "This book won't put dinner on the table, but it just might improve how you order in a restaurant." -- Tony Turnbull, Christmas Round-ups 2014 - The Times "His [Jurafsky's] decoding of food-related texts is the most original aspect of a work that is entertaining and revealing throughout." -- The Economist "I found The Language of Food eye-opening, insightful and huge fun to read, with surprises and treats on every page." -- Bee Wilson

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