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ROMAINE WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY The Delightful History of Food Language

by | Read by Alejandra Reynoso

Contemporary Culture • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

This brief but delightful audiobook showcases gifted narrator Alejandra Reynoso. The production is a treasury of food lore, particularly its language. Reynoso smoothly manages the audiobook's accents--Spanish, Latin, and Greek. She has a lovely voice and establishes just the right tone and cadence for a global journey centered on food ways. The author, an English professor with an interest in linguistics, shares stories from around the globe. Listeners who are interested in the origin of the fine French wine Chateau Neuf de Pape or how the orange, the fruit, gave its name to the color, or the iterations of the word "carrot" will enjoy this witty listening experience. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781668620021 $25.98

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