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The Language of Food


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


"His [Jurafsky's] decoding of food-related texts is the most original aspect of a work that is entertaining and revealing throughout." -- The Economist
"...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
"I found The Language of Food eye-opening, insightful and huge fun to read, with surprises and treats on every page." -- Bee Wilson
"What [Dan Jurafsky] doesn't know about the etymology of food and catering is not worth knowing...[his] deconstruction of a an object lesson in food PR." -- The Independent

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