Chicken a la King & the Buffalo Wing

Food Names and the People and Places That Inspired Them
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Chicken a la King & the Buffalo Wing
Food Names and the People and Places That Inspired Them
by Steven Gilbar
Writer’s Digest Books, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-58297-525-2
$16.99 hardcover, 224 pages

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We all know that the sandwich and eggs Benedict are named after people and that Dover sole and Irish stew are named after places. But how about the Granny Smith apple or the Bing cherry, the Bermuda onion or Anaheim chile?

In Chicken à la King & the Buffalo Wing, you’ll find bite-sized entertaining histories of how certain foods and beverages came to be named after people or places—complemented by more than forty-five scrumptious pull-out recipes. This fun and informative reference “menu” is perfect for foodies and language lovers alike. Bon appetit!

About the Author
Steven Gilbar is the author of several references and anthologies, including Reading in Bed: Personal Essays on the Glories of Reading, Bibliotopia, Published & Perished: Memoria, Eulogies, and Remembrances of American Writers, and Natural State: A Literary Anthology of California Nature Writing. He lives in Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Dinner
Appetizers

Olives
Soups
Salads

Entrées

Beef
Poultry
Seafood
Pasta
Stews
Sauces

Side Dishes

Potatoes
Beans
Onions
Chiles

Desserts

Pastry & Confections
Ice Cream
Fruit
Cheese
Nuts

Beverages

Alcoholic Drinks
Nonalcoholic Drinks

Breakfast

Fruit
Eggs & Sausage
Grains

Lunch

Today’s Special
Sandwiches

Index
Recipes

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