What's fun about this reference guide is that it frequently delves into the etymology of a term and what year it first originated. Linguine, for example, comes from "small tongue" and Chop Suey, basically, just means "odds and ends." While these might be familiar terms, a large number are less obvious. How about chufa, dunderfunk and opuntia? Garam masala or genoise? Food lovers will find more than 6,500 terms defined with equivalents in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. A great glossary for professionals and home cooks alike.