The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky

I’m not much of a foodie, in fact, I’m probably the exact opposite. Actually, I am a pretty picky eater. I could eat the same thing everything for the rest of my life and be completely happy. There were a few times in college where I subsisted on just hot dogs for weeks on end. However, I find the history of everyday objects pretty fascinating.

When I found this book, I was very interested. I was hoping to learn more about the names and evolution of different foods, but I was left unfulfilled. I learned a lot of different recipes and a little bit about their evolution and that’s about it.

Perhaps if I had a larger appetite for food, this book would have piqued my interest more.