Posted on February 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Depending on your time zone, you may not necessarily be close to lunchtime.

Here in the Central time zone, this is about the time our stomachs start grumbling and our thoughts turn to the midday meal.

So perhaps it's cruel to share an excerpt from a book about the language of food ... but our minds were already there anyway.

In this excerpt of Romaine Wasn’t Built in a Day: The Delightful History of Food Language, author Judith Tschann focuses on the etymology of lunch and many of the dishes that Western eaters enjoy during that meal.

And if you liked that passage from Romaine Wasn’t Built in a Day, good news — it just hit shelves today.

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