The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely of Lies

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The Most Unreliable Food Book Ever!

Food writing has at last begun to devour itself. Nearly every culinary topic worth covering has been covered, and the well of dependable, interesting information on food, once thought inexhaustible, is beginning to run dry. In circumstances like these, author Barry Foy believes that an honorable writer has nowhere to go but sideways, into the realm of lies, misleading claims, and baseless speculation.

With nearly 1,100 entries on subjects ranging from ingredients to utensils to history to techniques, plus 246 footnotes, an extensive fraudulent bibliography, and 26 very peculiar illustrations, The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely of Lies promises much-needed relief to the foodish reader who is sagging under the burden of reality-based, verifiable fact. Uniquely loony, edgy, and funny, The Devil's Food Dictionary is the most creative food writing of the 21st century!

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"Worth every second you'll spend in Hell for reading it!"--His Eminence Tomas de Torquemada, CEO, Spanish Inquisition; "A must-have! The Devil's Food Dictionary deserves a place in every food-obsessed person's particular place for keeping things of that nature."--Oscar Wilde, author; "I never thought something in alphabetical order could be so hilarious . . . I mean informative!"--Dorothy Parker, probably; "You'd have to be dead not to enjoy The Devil's Food Dictionary. Luckily for me, I am!"--Ambrose Bierce, author

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"Hilariously skewers food writers, cuisines and sacred culinary traditions."---Jane Black, The Washington Post
"Among the funniest satires I have ever read, period."---Ken Albala, Gastronomica
"Some of the funniest, most wickedly witty writing...on the shelves today."---Laurel Gladden, SantaFeNewMexican.com

"Foy has lowered the bar for food writers everywhere (for which we should all be grateful)."---Gary Allen, LeitesCulinaria.com
"One of my favorite food-related books released this year. A wry take on food that is equal parts pure nonsense, good clean fun, and sharp send-up of foodie pretension."---Adam Kuban, SeriousEats.com

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